Matthew 13:16-17 NRSVue
16“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
The Internet is full of reminders about the other things I need; I am prompted to think how my life would be better by joining one more group, by buying one more thing. Jesus tells me I am holy already, I am fortunate as I am. I take time to realise my eyes and ears are truly blessed.
I think of the wisdom and insight that I have gained through living, perhaps some of it hard-won. How might I be a blessing to those who can learn from me?
Despite the relative wealth that many people enjoy, they never seem to have quite enough. Even as I long for the fulfilment of God’s reign, I recognise that I am already blessed in many ways.
I bring to mind simple things that I enjoy and think of them as blessings from God. There are many people who might envy me; I pray for them.
Transfiguration reminds me that every created thing finds its fullest use as it gives witness to the glory of God.