Monday 18 November 2019
Luke 18, 35-43:
“As Jesus drew near to Jericho there was a blind man sitting at the side of the road begging. He called out: “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”… When he came up, Jesus asked him: “What do you want me to do for you?”. He said: “Lord, let me see again!”. Jesus answered: “Receive your sight, your faith has saved you”. And instantly his sight returned and he followed Jesus praising God”.
How many times can be each of us that poor blind man who is on the side of the road asking for alms!. The blind man of the Gospel shouts out loudly to Jesus despite the fact that they want to stop them.
While in his eyes darkness reigns, in his heart shines the light of faith. And this light ends up stifling the darkness and comes also to illuminate the eyes.
In the midst of your darkness, your need and impotence, shout out loudly to Jesus.
He is the light that shines in the darkness and that enlightens every person who comes into this world.
Never will the darkness be able to overcome his light.
And don’t shout out just to enlighten your own eyes and your own heart.
Shout out loudly to enlighten so many dark situations in which they so many people that exist in our world live.
You, you receive the light of Christ, be also a light to the world!.
Antonio Maria Sanjuan Marin, cmf