Mark 8:22-26 Reflection ~
Years ago, before a personal schedule change, I was able to bring Eucharist and conversation to the homes of the sick. In this decade long period, I witnessed healing miracles of both the physical and the heart. The most significant were those who knew death was a short-term reality for them. Their belief in God increased. They were able to understand Heaven as beauty and splendor prior to their passing. They knew it was because of Jesus’s love and Eucharist that let them prepare in peace.
Jesus Heals the Blind and Lame on the Mountain, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
Mark 8 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” 24 And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Then he sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 8: 22-26.