June 9. Ephraim wasn’t the only one with a story to tell about caring for a blind person. Beauty was in 3rd year medical school studying ophthalmology but still enjoyed coming to the young adult group.  She had been an altar server, a catechist for the little ones, but during her last years at school had felt a calling to study medicine.  “Not only religious life is a vocation,” she shared.  “It was when I was doing practical work in remote villages that I saw many cases of glaucoma, an eye disease that could be treated and even prevented. Some of those old people are left on their own, some are living with family, but I was impressed by one little girl of 14 who was living with her granny and looking after her. She is really the old lady’s life-saver. That’s what influenced my course of study.”  

Reflect, share, act. Scripture: Take courage father.” With this he applied the medicine on his eyes. Next with both his hands he peeled off the while films from the corners of his eyes. Then he saw his son and embraced him and he wept and said, “Here I see my son, the light of my eyes!” Tobit 11:5-15.   Pope Francis:  Anyone called to be a parent, pastor or guide to young people must have the far-sightedness to appreciate the little flame that continues to burn, the fragile reed that is shaken but not broken.  The ability to discern pathways where others only see walls. To recognise potential where others see only peril.  That is how God the Father sees things, he knows how to cherish and nurture the seeds of goodness sown in the hearts of the young.   CV 67