Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
I daresay that the blind man of today’s Gospel had more sight, even in his blindness, than those following Jesus.
Without ever seeing one of Jesus’ miracles, he believed Jesus was the Messiah (Son of David was a title given to the long-awaited savior). Perhaps he heard Jesus speak. Or maybe he only heard about Jesus. Whatever the case may be, the blind man believed that Jesus could and would heal his physical blindness. He knew of Jesus’ abundant mercy.
The followers of Jesus did not make it easy for the blind man to get to Jesus. They tried to hush him. Despite knowing that Jesus could cure the man, for they had seen Jesus perform such miracles, they did not take the blind man to Jesus. They did not understand the greatness of Jesus’ mercy.
Undaunted, the man called out all the more until Jesus heard him. Then, Jesus stopped what He was doing to help the man. The Lord cured his physical blindness and even complimented his faith. Jesus showed mercy.
So, who are you in today’s Gospel story? Are you the blind man who calls out to Jesus, trusting in His mercy? Or are you, perhaps, one of the followers who hinders others from coming to Jesus because you do not really understand the greatness of Jesus’ mercy? Are you ever Jesus, who stops everything to help someone in need?
Let us strive to be like the blind man, letting nothing stop us from reaching out to God and trusting in His mercy. Even more so, let us try to be like Jesus and never let anyone or anything stop us from helping others.
How can I show Jesus' mercy to someone today?
Jesus, though I cannot see You, I believe. Help my unbelief.
Copyright 2022 Kelly Guest
About the Author
Kelly Guest was blessed to be a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia for five years. There she received the many graces she draws upon today as a wife and mother of nine children. Wishing to share with other moms encouragement on our quest to become holy through motherhood, she blogs at Nun2Nine.com and CatholicMom.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram @nun2nine. Kelly's book, Saintly Moms: 25 Stories of Holiness, is due out October 1, 2021.