Thursday, December 13, 2018:
Today, in Mercy, we celebrate the feast of St. Lucy, patroness of the blind. Lucy was a brave young woman, martyred during the persecutions.
Her name meaning “Light”, she has been venerated for millennia as one who can bring clarity and insight to places of darkness.
Today’s first reading shows us what our Radiant God can do for those who live in darkness, destitution and fear.
As the year moves closer to its time of deepest darkness, may we know God’s brightness in our hearts. May we sense God lighting, once again, the dark places in our lives and in our world.
We all have painful situations, unanswered hopes, lingering fears. Let us bring them out of the shadows today with the help of St. Lucy and our Brilliant God who made the stars to give us hope.
Music: Hail, Gladdening Light – Etcetera: the Civil Service Choir