Educating for the Lived Gospel #147

Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’ (Luke 16:29-31)

It is so easy to be stuck in our certainties – we know things, we know people, we ‘know the score’. When, in reality, there are other factors at work to which we are closed. So how do we ‘see’ them? One way is by taking time to reflect on life – to pray that God might open our eyes. It is the eyes of faith that will show us the way.

We can all be ‘blind’ from time to time. By guiding our young people towards opportunities for prayer and reflection, we give them a great gift. We give them a mechanism to see themselves and the world truly. This can be a discipline that helps them to live the Gospel each day.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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