Friday, October 31
The way to see in the dark
Halloween reminds us that the world can be a scary place with darkened doors and creepy creatures. But nothing is more scary than the worries and frets that rattle around in our own skulls. Don’t let the fear of what could go wrong prevent you from embracing what is right. Jesus never let the threat of another’s scorn stop him from a compassionate act. As Saint Francis says, “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” When gloom and doom set in, gather your courage and walk toward the Light.
Today’s readings: Philippians 1:1-11; Luke 14:1-6 (483). “Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, ‘Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?’ ”