S02 E04 Blinded yet Chosen (Tobit Ch.3)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this epidode, I reflect on Tobit Chapter 3 using the prayer of Lectio Divina. 2 key themes emerged from my reflection: 1) Be humble -- no matter how righteous or how pious we may think we are, the devil will pounce on our weakness to tempt us every chance he gets. 2) Prayer is our personal relationship with God. We would do well to learn how to pray from Tobit and Sarah. In the words of St Augustine, "The Prayer ascends, and God’s Mercy descends."
The Bible I am reading from is the New American Bible online version taken from the USCCB website: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/tobit/3.
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Do you, like Tobit, consider yourself spiritually or morally disobedient? What is the spiritual vaue for doing so?
Have you ever been falsely accused before? How serious was the accusation? What did you do about them?
What is Jesus' teaching about dealing with anger and revenge? (cf. Mt 5:21-24, 38-48)
How might imitating Tobit and Sarah's approach to prayer help you pray in your difficulties?
References made in this episode
Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)
Catechism of the Catholic Church
CCC 2281-82 Why should Christians pray for the soul of one who committed suicide?
Other Resource/Adaptation Links
Bede, Allegorica interpretatio in Tobiam PL 91.926B
Bede, Allegorica interpretatio in Tobiam PL 91.926C
Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 226, on the Blessed Tobias