Matthew 9:27-31 Reflection – Fruit of our Being

Reflection on Matthew 9:27-31 ~

Like these blind men, Jesus has also participated in physical healing. While I share that Jesus is very much part of my life, I keep the details of the why, how and when to myself. My personal thoughts are that I must be like Jesus going to a private “place” to pray, fast, or suffer in secret. If we resist the urge to fully explain our encounters with Jesus, we become firmly rooted in humility, obedience, faith, and dependence so we can instead focus on revealing the fruit of our being and doing God’s will.

The Two Blind Men at Jericho James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Two Blind Men at Jericho, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Advent Reflections

Matthew 9   New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, “See that no one knows of this.” 31 But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 9:27-31.