Ord. Wk 6th,  Wednesday, 15th February,2017  (( Mk 8:22-26)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Curing - Blind Man: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the blind man by putting spittle on his eyes two times.  When Jesus comes into our lives He enlightens our minds to see and understand people from His perspective.  Such Christ-like views will remove the blindness of our prejudices.  Thus showing forgiveness and compassion to others will become easier.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida, and some people brought to him a blind man whom they begged him to touch. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Then, putting spittle on his eyes and laying his hands on him, he asked, ‘Can you see anything?’

The man, who was beginning to see, replied, ‘I can see people; they look like trees as they walk around.’ Then he laid his hands on the man's eyes again and he saw clearly; he was cured, and he could see everything plainly and distinctly. And Jesus sent him home, saying, ‘Do not even go into the village.’

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Some friends of the blind man brought him to Jesus and begged Jesus to heal him. Without their faith in Jesus and their help, the blind man would not able to see again.

  • Many of people need help. We are “blind” emotionally or spiritually in that we do not “see” or are resistant to the transforming and redeeming Truth and Love of what Jesus wants to offer us in our lives. 

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to the “blind spots” of your life that are preventing you from knowing and discerning how Our Lord wants you to live your life more fully.