Monday November 20
Are we prompt to answer?
  • 1 Mc 1: 10-15, 41-43,54-57,62-63
  • Ps 119:53, 61,134,150,155,158
  • Luke 18:35-43

In the Gospel proclamation we meet a blind man seated and begging by the roadside of Jericho. Many times, we too have felt like this blind beggar, helpless in our life situations. When he hears that Jesus is passing by, the blind man takes a bold step of faith by calling out to him. The people around him tell the blind man to keep quiet thinking a useless beggar like him has no right to meet the Master. The blind man’s need for Jesus was so great that he ignores them and calls all the louder “Son of David, have mercy on me.” It is a reminder that we too need to continue to praise God amid the voices that tell us to be quiet and not bother the Master. Jesus stops to meet the blind man and asks an unusual question “what do you want me to do for you?” even though his need was obvious. We too hear Jesus asking the same from us. Are we as prompt as the blind man to answer? Do we know what we desire from Jesus? We too can ask to see again, to see God’s presence in our lives.

Prayer: Abba Father, open my spiritual eyes so that I can see your light. Amen.

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