April 27, Saturday Easter Weekday
All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God. — Psalm 98:3
Mass Readings: Acts 13:44-52/John 14:7-14
Believing Is Seeing
A theme that runs through the Gospels is the relationship between seeing and believing. Time after time, people ask Jesus for signs in order to believe. In an earlier chapter of John (4:48), Jesus even chides them: “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” In today’s Gospel, Philip says, “Show us the Father,” and Jesus says, in essence, “What do you think you’re looking at?”
For humans, seeing is believing. What Jesus tells Philip — and me — is, “No. Believing is seeing.” My eyes see appearance; only faith sees the truth. What seems commonplace to my sight, seen through the eyes of faith, is miraculous. Jesus wants to show me a new way of seeing. It comes not naturally, but supernaturally, when I open my soul to the Lord.
Prayer: Jesus, teach me to see with the eyes of faith.
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