The Veil That Obscures Spiritual Sight (Thurs. Sept. 2)

The word of the day is “veil.”  The Son of God came down from heaven to bring “light to those who sit in darkness” (OSB Luke 1:79).  For that reason, the Lord Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12).  And in today’s reading of 2 Corinthians 4:1-6, Paul declares, “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (OSB vs. 6). Why the Light of Christ Does Not Give Everyone Spiritual Sight So why doesn’t everyone gain spiritual sight by the Light of Christ?  When the sun rises,…

The Veil Removed: The Glory Revealed (Sat. Oct. 31)

The word of the day is “veil.”  In our reading of 2 Corinthians. 3:12-18,  St. Paul contrasts the clarity of our vision of Christ with the reading of the Law of Moses.  The Apostle writes, “But even to this day, when Moses is read a veil lies on their hearts.  Nevertheless, when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away” (vs. 13-14). The key to the passage is its controlling metaphor, the image of the veil.  Paul refers to when Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with the Tables of the Law (Exodus 34:29-35).  When he spoke to the Israelites, his face shown with the Glory of God.  But the people were afraid to approach him  (vs. 30).…