"As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,"
We are all blind; some of us more then others. We have all been blinded by sin.
"and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.They told him, 'Jesus of Nazareth is passing by' He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”'
We all hear Jesus, in mass, reading scripture, learning from the saints and those God has placed in our path- Do we pray for pity, forgiveness, clarity or direction?
"The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, 'Son of David, have pity on me!”'
Do we allow the world to quiet our plea, or do we boldly seek the Lord? Are we ashamed or are we faithful?
"Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you?'"
Our Lord never forces. He always asks. He is always there, waiting for our prayer, our plea, our thanksgiving.
"He replied, 'Lord, please let me see.'"
A simple yet profound prayer. Let me see Your truth, Your way, Your desire for my day.
"Jesus told him, 'Have sight; your faith has saved you.' He immediately received his sight"'
Faith saves. Faith in the ONE and ONLY God. Jesus IMMEDIATELY responds to our prayer. Do we believe that? Do we notice His reply,
"and followed him, giving glory to God."
And then, do we Thank Him? Do we glorify Him?
"When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God"
Our simple response of thanksgiving, of a faithful and grateful life, is an opportunity for others to see God. Are we His witness?
A simple action-prayer And a simple response- thanksgiving.