Taking the Veil Away

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Thursday of week 10 in Ordinary Time, based on 2 Corinthians 3:15-4:1, 3-6

Brothers and sisters, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over the minds of the children of Israel; but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.

  Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light 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.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Michael Champlin, OP

Mike Champlin is part of the Thomas More Center in Webster, Wisconsin USA, though he is retired from full time ministry.