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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feast of Saint Katharine Drexel

Good morning. In today’s Gospel we read where the faith of a blind man allows him to be cured. Bartimaeus, the blind man, had heard the words and he had seen the signs, and he had come to believe that Jesus was the Messiah, the chosen one. His faith allowed him to believe. "Go your way; your faith has saved you." (Mk 10: 52) We too see and hear things, yet we don’t always have the faith to believe. We don’t always believe what we see and hear. This not only occurs in our relationship with God, but it sometimes occurs in our relationships with other people in our life. This can be especially true in our marriage relationship. We don’t always see the signs or hear the words that should give us reason to believe, we sometimes have doubts and feel jealous or uncertain about our relationship. Sometimes we refuse to see or hear and sometimes we misinterpret what we hear and see. One of the important tasks we have as a marriage partner is to make an effort each day to provide the words and acts of kindness that help our partner to believe. It is important as well to occasionally inquire with one another, as Jesus did with Bartimaeus, what each other needs from the other. “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mk 10:51) What words or acts of kindness can we offer that help our partner to believe? Offer an act of kindness to your spouse today. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts and works of Saint Katharine Drexel.

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