In today’s Gospel proclamation, is a blind man, begging by the roadside, in a hopeless and helpless situation with no escape and in total darkness. Nothing and nobody could lift him out of his status. Jesus hears his cry for mercy and restores his sight. Looking back into our lives, we were not physically blind but distant from God’s ways. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 40:12, “troubles without number surrounded us and our sins overtook us, we could no longer see”. Jesus in his mercy revealed his love into our hearts and restored our lives. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” The question we have to ask ourselves according to the first reading is, ‘where are we today?’ Things may run smooth outwardly yet in our hearts do we love Jesus? Has serving God become monotonous and lifeless for us? The Lord is reminding us today, to repent. If we hear his voice today and take it to heart, we are blessed because the time is near. Let us repent, turn back and reset our lives for the glory of God.
Prayer: Abba Father, open our hearts to unite with you by the power of the Holy Spirit, to treasure once again the power of your love. Amen.