Thursday, December 13 – Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 145:1, 9-13; Matthew 11:11-15 OR 2 Corinthians 10:17-11:2; Psalm 31:3-4, 6, 8, 16-17; Matthew 25:1-13 Noah Roeder, ‘19 The power of God is so incredibly, unimaginably mighty, but sometimes we look past it, in favor of earthly possessions and temptations. Today’s readings tell us that God, “takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear I will help you.’” As long as we are open to accepting God in our lives, He will make us great, and bring us into the Kingdom of Heaven. God is all loving, all knowing, and more than willing to share His grace with us, as long as we are willing to open ourselves up to him. The readings for today end with Matthew 11:15, “Whoever has ears, let them hear.”