Monday, November 16, 2020

Caecus quidam (Lk. 18:35)


How often do we behave like a blind person? We pretend not to see because we do not want to react. We fear to tell the truth. We escape from responsibility. We are like Pontius Pilate who had the power to save the truth but he didn’t do that. For that reason, all of us need a Doctor who will cure us.

The most important is to realize that we need a doctor because we are also sick and blind. We don’t see our own mistakes and often close our eyes not to take any action. It happens everywhere: at home, in the community, in the working place, and even in the Church. Secondly, we need to call a Doctor who is Jesus Christ, our Saviour, and Redeemer. We need to pray and ask as the blind person in the gospel: “JESUS, HAVE PITY ON ME!”

In addition, we cannot be ashamed or afraid of other people who disturb us calling Jesus. For sure,  the divine Doctor, Jesus Christ, wants to heal us. But we need to wait for him patiently. He will call us and we are to come closer to him. He can help us through the holy sacraments.

Thirdly, we have to know exactly what your problem and disease is. If we pray from the deep of our heart, we will receive the grace of God. However, if we still doubt, we need to strengthen our faith and trust. Jesus Christ is able to act instantly. But he is waiting for the proper attitude of our soul. It means when we are humble and patient, but also brave and ready for his coming to your inner home.

Let us praise the Lord who is our heavenly Healer and Master. Let us open our hearts for his healing power. Let us love and trust him with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. Amen.

By Fr. Jozef Trzebuniak, SVD.

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