Reflections and Perspectives

Welcome! Reflections, Testimonials, and Perspectives for St. Mary Magdalen are offered by our priests, deacons, parishioners, and others as guest writers. We will offer a Sunday Reflection as well as other topics. 

We are very grateful to Deacon Anthony Cincotta, who has offered to share his daily reflections with us for the past year and a half. Deacon Anthony is retiring from his writings of daily reflections, and we wish him our love and warm wishes in his new endeavors. 

  • Deacon Anthony Cincotta

Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

James 1:19-27, Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab. 5, & Mark 8:22-26



Today's Gospel narrative opens as friends of a blind man bring him to Jesus for healing. They asked our Lord to touch the man. Jesus immediately reached out, took the man's hand, and led him out of the village. He then spits into His hand and places it on the blind man's eyes. After doing this twice, his eyesight is restored. Praise God!


Take a moment to ask yourself, "How am I blind? What are my blind spots? What do I need to see and to hear?" If you realize that you are blocking a situation or feeling, open your mind and heart, and deliberately study your blind spot. I do this self-examination, and, in all honesty, it feels uncomfortable. However, like me, you may learn something about yourself to help you become more loving, accepting, grateful, and joyful.


Question of the Day: How will you increase your ability to see God in everyone you meet?


Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me see the good in all people and never let me be blinded by prejudice. Amen.

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