“Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.” We make this response at Mass as our cry to the Lord to open our eyes to see that the Father has “blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing” and it all begins with the Lord God choosing us as His own! Open our eyes of faith to see that you Lord have called us “to be holy and without blemish….destined us for adoptions to Himself through Jesus Christ.” Help us to see Lord that “we might exist for the praise of His glory”, we who are
“sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.” Without the Spirit at work within, we are not going to see and live out our true identity
as children of God, nor will we have the boldness and freedom to give praise to the Lord. Open our eyes Lord to see that our call is also one of evangelizing, empowered like the Apostles with “power from on high” to give testimony, to preach repentance, to heal, in short, to allow the Lord to do mighty deeds in and through us. “May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to our call.” Love ya, Fr. Dan