Tobit 4:5-7: Through All Our Days
Friday, February 17, 2017
Tobit gives instruction to his son just as God gives instruction to us.
Tobit says: Through all your days, keep the Lord in mind.
God says: Through all your days, remain in me as I remain in you.
Tobit says: Do not seek to sin or to transgress the commandments.
God says: Through all your days, practice kindness and mercy, charity and forgiveness, and forgive all as I forgive you.
Tobit says: Perform righteous deeds all the days of your life.
God says: Through all your days, witness, watch and wait, calling always on me.
Tobit says: Do not tread the paths of wickedness.
God says: Through all your days, persist in goodness and shun revenge.
Tobit says: Give alms from your possessions.
God says: Through all your days, care for the marginalized, for that is where you find me.
Tobit says: Do not turn your face away from any of the poor.
God says: Through all your days, look on me as I look on you with loving eyes, healing hands, and grateful heart.
When we use the scripture link and drop-down menus to explore other translations of these verses, we know how to move through all our days . . . whether they be filled with grief or joy.
To better understand the story of Tobit and Tobias, go to: http://www.usccb.org/bible/tobit/0