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Monday 19th November, 2012
Apocalypse 1:1-4; 2:1-5. Those who are victorious I will feed from the tree of life—Ps 1:1-4, 6. Luke 18:35‑43

  
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Today’s gospel incident is all about seeing and blindness. What a wonderful gift our sight is!

We see Jesus restoring sight to a blind person. Imagine the scene: the man himself; Jesus, stopping to ask him what he could do; the crowd of people in the town; the apostles who exhibited ‘blindness’ more than once. After the cure the man followed Jesus along the way.

It is natural to draw the parallel between physical and spiritual blindness. The blind man is aware of both in himself. He addresses Jesus with his messianic title, ‘Son of David’, revealing his faith in Jesus, who says, ‘Receive your sight, your faith has saved you.’ We may hear Jesus saying those words to ourselves and respond.

 

 

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