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Sept. 9th - Lk. 6: 39-42

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordSeptember 9, 2022
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today's other readings are 1 Cor. 9: 16-19, 22-27; and Psalm 84

One thing that those who golf with me appreciate is my ability to follow the flight of their tee shots, which often can travel a great distance.  Many times they exclaim, "I am not too sure where that shot ended up".  I then tell them exactly where they are.  To which I often receive a compliment, "You've got good eyes" To which I say, "No, I've got good glasses".

To be able to see clearly we often need the aid of contact lenses, glasses or even surgical procedures.  We cannot will the ability to see better, but need the outside help of such devices and procedures.  

Many times in our own lives we need the help of others to see ourselves better.  To look honestly inside ourselves is often a real challenge, and it is only others who can help us see ourselves in a true light, for better or worse.  But no doubt about it, my friends.  It is the teachings of Jesus, such as the wonderful gospel we read today, that is the greatest aid to seeing ourselves correctly.  

Let us always wear the glasses of the teachings of Jesus Christ.