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1/31/2015 Memorial of Saint John Bosco, priest

Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. (Hebrews 11:16)

Lord Jesus, Face of God, I recall that a look of disappointment in my parents' eyes was a lot more painful than a look of anger.  Anger scared me, but that was because I had a good reason for being afraid...I had given them good reason to be angry.  A look of disappointment from Mom or Dad led me to search my own heart to know the heart that caused their expression of disappointment.  I wanted to shrink, i.e., dig a hole in the ground and hide, but could not run away from it.  Anger and justice were swift; disappointment and understanding felt like an eternity.

We pray that we are the people who long to see Your face.  We are able to know Your Sacred Heart, Christ, but am I am willing to look at the Sacred Eyes that look upon me with a vision of the city and the kingdom You have prepared?  These eyes are not ashamed to look upon me as our God; grant me the courage to look into Your eyes and stand before the knowledge of Your love.  Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Yours.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.


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