Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
One thing that always amazes me when I hear about the miracles Jesus performed is that in most of them, Jesus asks what the person wants. In today´s passage, He asks a blind man what He wants. Isn´t that obvious? He wants to see again. So why does Jesus ask? The answer is in the words Jesus tells him: “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Jesus wants to hear from the blind man that He believed Jesus could cure him. And that is an act of faith. More important than the miracle itself is the profession of faith from the blind man.
The miracles are ways Jesus can prove He is God, but before every miracle He asks for proof of our faith. That is the reason He came to this world, to show us He is God and save us. The only thing we have to do is to accept this gift of salvation, by believing in Him.
Another aspect of this passage is that the blind man needed someone else to tell Him about Jesus. He heard the crowd and asked what it was all about. And Jesus was announced to him. In our Baptism, we receive the gift of faith and have the mission to announce the good news of our salvation to others. This is not only the Church's job. It is ours. We need to be this channel of grace to others.
What can I do to be a channel of grace to others?
Dear Lord, I do believe, but enhance my faith! Help me be a channel of grace to others, especially to those I hold dear in my heart. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Flávia Ghelardi
About the Author
Flávia Ghelardi is the mom of four, a former lawyer already "promoted" to full time mom. Flávia published her first book FORTALECENDO SUA FAMÍLIA and is a member of Schoenstatt´s Apostolic Movement. Flávia loves to speak about motherhood and the important role of women, as desired by God, for our society. She blogs at www.fortalecendosuafamilia.blogspot.com.