FAITH OPENS THE WAY FOR US TO SEE
The more we get to know ourselves (which is an on-going journey), the more we recognize how blind we can be.
In today's Gospel we hear about how Jesus restores the sight of two blind men. Before He does He asks them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" Only after they answer "yes" does Jesus touch their eyes. But most importantly He said, "Let it be done for you according to your faith." Jesus puts them to the test, not to rebuff them, but to strengthen their faith in God's mercy and love. Jesus touched their eyes both to identify with their affliction and to awaken faith!
The psalm used today brings the scripture reading together so well. It is one of the most uplifting of all the psalms and should be read often. "The Lord is my light and my salvation." When you reflect upon these prayerful words hopefully you find it inspiring and encouraging as well as I did. It is very appropriate when we read of Jesus giving sight back to two blind men who expressed their confidence in Him. The more we get to know ourselves (which is an on-going journey), the more we recognize how blind we can be.
Points to Pray and Ponder: Isaiah speaks of a time when the blind will see, the deaf will hear, and the lowly will rejoice. What if that time is now? Transformation is already taking place. You simply need to be open enough to seeing, hearing, and being like never before.