Nothing can cause us to have difficulty in how we treat others and ourselves like death and suffering. Yesterday we got a picture of the type of person Tobit was. Faithful to God, concerned for the poor, ready to commit to his faith and in God even to death if necessary. But today we encounter a different side of Tobit. He has lost his sight when birds poop on him. Scholars think that Tobit actually developed some type of infection similar to Pink Eye (conjunctivitis) only with much more serious consequences. Not treated this more severe form of the disease can cause blindness.
Readings for Today Whenever we read or hear about water in the Bible, our minds should immediately turn to baptism. Water is the profound symbol for baptism because it can both give life and deal death. In baptism, by dying to sin we become open to the new and real life of God. The gospel […]
Today’s Readings If you’ve ever been to a desert, such as in Arizona or in another part of the world, you understand the power of water. You can see the effects of the lack of water by observing the plants and vegetation that grow there. They are not lush, and often in a desert there […]