Reflection on Luke 18:35-43 ~
To allow ourselves the freedom to shout out “have mercy on me” Jesus, is a sign we are accepting the miraculous gift of faith. With this gift, we can be witnesses to miracles that are not easily explained but give us the desire to glorify God. For instance, I have a learning disability that because I have learned to do so retreats to the back of my mind for long moments when God permits. I can directly attribute being a Lector or daily writing to Jesus’s mercy, so I humbly express gratitude each time.
Luke 18 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho
35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth[d] is passing by.” 38 Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” 42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” 43 Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Luke 18:35-43 reflection.