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Gospel Reflection for 30th Sunday OT B2012

posted Oct 27, 2012, 1:04 PM by Alberto dela Cruz   [ updated Oct 27, 2012, 1:08 PM ]


(Mk 10.46-52)

He might have heard how Jesus did wonders to people afflicted with physical disabilities.  He might have been told that one needed only to have faith in Jesus in order for healing to take place.  Bartimaeus was understandably made so desperate by blindness to have had Jesus come near his place.  Today’s Gospel narrates in detail Bartimaeus’ desperate wish being fulfilled.

In blindness, Bartimaeus learned how to call on Jesus in faith.  In seeing, he’s led to follow Him on the way.

For sure, the joy of being cured from blindness is beyond description.  Still far more joyous is to achieve what the sense of sight intends to unfold in life.  Ability to see intends to uncover the multiple layers of darkness that conceal the sanctuary of light and goodness in every soul.  To unfurl what keeps Jesus in the dark within one’s life fulfils what sight is all about.

May we truly have the gift of sight.  Amen.

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