Last night, while I sat in Exposition of our Lord, He made me smile and laugh out loud at one point.
As I sat with our Lord last night, out of nowhere, a thought came to my mind of those who “pretend” to know our Lord. Our Lord showed me souls that were blindfolded, walking around a maze, bumping into walls. They were doing this because they REFUSED to ask our Lord for help and were to proud to do so. They continued to walk, smashing their faces into the walls, tripping over things. This, as our Lord was showing me, were those who are “big” in the “world” and believe in themselves and not Him. Believing their own ideals and ideas of Him and completely overlooking Him.
Our Lord related them to the secular media and what they are doing today. He reminded me of a game we used to play as Children called “Blind Mans Bluff” in which we would blindfold someone, spin them around and hide. They would have to find us as we called out to them from a distance. They would have to fumble around in the dark, until they felt their way to us.
“Blind Man’s Bluff” – Blind in regards to not seeing the Truth surrounding them and bluffing that they know what they are saying.
It was such a beautiful and cute reflection that He shared with me. The giggling is due to knowing that the souls who do this, are only fooling themselves because they are so pumped on on their own pride. They don’t want to know Him. They just want the prestige from the world. I know in my heart, with all my heart, our Lord is not impressed with it.
I attended Holy Mass tonight and found the first two readings to be directly related to what our Lord was conveying to me last night.
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 WIS 2:12, 17-20
The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.
And then again…
Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.
Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Something to ponder…
Praise, honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, always.