Tobit is a devout and wealthy person during his time, who suffered severe reverses and is finally blinded. Because of his misfortunes he begs the Lord God to let him die.
Reading the full story of Tobit in the bible, it covers physical and spiritual healing. It is considered a work of fiction with only some historical references combining prayers, ethical exhortations, humour, and adventure.
The main message of the story of Tobit is “God is Merciful”. He is with us even in the midst of trouble and suffering.
MY NAME is Tobit. I have walked in the ways of truth and justice all the days of my life. I used to give alms and offerings for the altar. I always remember our Dear Lord in my heart.
I BECAME POOR. My properties were all confiscated by the Royal Government during insurrection. Nothing left – except a wife and a son.
I BECAME BLIND at 62 years old, but God had pity on me. He sent Angel Raphael to direct my son, Tobias, spread the fish gall on my eyes. I regained eyesight at 70, after eight years in darkness.
WHEN I regained my vision, I continued giving alms to those who act justly and do good. I kept on praising God and proclaimed His great works, and blessed the Lord God forever.
HOW I GOT MERCY from the Lord? I urged you to listen –
💡I serve God and do what is pleasing in his sight. I exercise justice and give alm. I remember God in my heart and bless His name sincerely at all times with all my strength.
💡🎇 Throughout my life, I tried to abstain from all sin so in this way God granted me mercy and reward me with ‘Great Wealth‘ that I desired while I am living.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, a merciful God!
* The Book of Tobit
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