S02 E13 Are we blind? (Tobit Ch.11)


In this episode, the two themes/ideas that struck me the most from reading Tobit Chapter 11 are: 1) Reaction of the father, and 2) Tobit's blindness. The Suscipe Prayer from St Ignatius Loyola is the closing prayer.

The Bible I am reading from is the New American Bible or the NAB online version taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or the USCCB website: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/tobit/11. For the Book of Tobit, I also refer to the online version of the Douay-Rheims Bible – which is a translation from the Latin Vulgate, whereas the NAB is translated from the Septuagint or the Greek version.

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Suscipe Prayer adapted from: https://youtu.be/bfg0CKEJqg4

Show Notes

Reflection Questions

  1. Have you ever worried about your circumstance, only to realize later that you were surrounded by so many blessings?

  2. How can we remove ou anxiety and experience peace?

  3. Have you been 'giving thanks' to God each time you wake up? If not, no worries - just keep getting get it.

  4. What favours have God done for you and your family?

  5. How did you give thanks for it?

  6. Did you keep your gratitude to yourself? Or did you make it known to others?

  7. Have you been blinded by your arrogance or self-righteouness?

References made in this episode

Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)

    1. Mt 6:26-27

    2. Ps 119:130

    3. Tb 11:5; Tb 10:1; Tb 11:9-10;

    4. Acts 1:10

    5. Lk 15:20

    6. Mt7:7; John 14:13–14

    7. Mt 10:32-33; CCC #1816

    8. Tb 11:8; 13; Acts 9:18

    9. Jn 9:16; Jn 9:39-41

    10. 1 John 1:8-9

    11. Is 55:8

Catechism of the Catholic Church

  1. CCC #1816; Mt 10:32-33

Other Resource/Adaptation Links

  1. Ambrose of Milan, Expositio in psalmum David, PL 15 118.11.9. 1351C

  2. Bede the Venerable, Allegorica interpretatio in Tobiam PL 91.934D

  3. Suscipe Prayer [https://youtu.be/bfg0CKEJqg4]

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