Sight, and how Jesus still heals – Readings Nov 14, 2011 Lk 18:35-43

“Son of David, have pity on me!”

Since my dad passed, the world has been a bit upside down for all of us in our family, to say the least.   There has been many blessings, and some blessings in disguise.  Reflecting on today’s Gospel, I looked at the blessings in disguise.

It’s easy to see the fruits of your faith when things are working out, or going the way you think or want them to go.  When things are not, it’s easy to feel trapped or helpless.  In some ways I feel like the blind man in today’s reading.  There are many things going on where it would be easy to say that the world is working against me.  I have cried “Lord, have mercy on me” many times dealing with my hardships.  But as today’s reading shows, the blind man was relentless with his faith.  And I have to ask myself, where has my faith wavered, where have I left out God and kept control myself.

It’s easy to cry out to the Lord about the injustice you see around you.  But do I petition the Lord to help me to “see” why the injustice and to have faith in the purpose of my path.  Or am I too busy planning how things should be and how I want God to make them for me.  I guess, if I was that blind man in the street and the Son of David was passing, he would turn to me and say “Ye have little faith”.

Many times Christ (and the Catechism of the Catholic Church) teaches us that we must have the faith of a child, to believe completely and freely.  The blind man, asked for pity, not even mercy.  He wanted his God to see him and for him to see God.  Are my cries to the Lord for me to see things His way, or is it to want him to make things the way I want them.

With today’s reading, for a brief moment, I can see.  The Lord is asking me to have faith that He will lead me where I need to be.  That the injustice I feel is a call to faith.  As long as I embrace it and ask Christ to be my light, I will see in faith the beauty of God’s way and see with clearer eyes.

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~ by Polish Jedi on November 14, 2011.

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