Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

Monday, November 19

Saint Mechtild of Magdeburg

Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God.
—LUKE 18:42–43


Sometimes I look back on my life and see what great things God has done. I may not have been healed from physical blindness, but I have been healed from the blindness of pride, envy, and selfishness. One year, my main prayer was, “God, take away my envy.” Another year it was, “God, heal me from my pride.” (Be careful what you pray for, especially when you ask God to heal you from your pride!) And yet another year, “Teach me how to love.” Sometimes I forget to thank God for these things. But I am grateful. He is transforming me day by day. How has God healed you from your blindness?

Revelation 1:1–4; 2:1–5
Psalm 1:1–2,3,4 and 6
Luke 18:35–43


Daily Inspirations are excerpted from 2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Karen Beattie ©2017 Loyola Press. All Rights Reserved.


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