Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Reflection for Wednesday February 19, Sixth Week in Ordinary Time; Mark 8:22-26

 Gospel: Mark 8:22-26
When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on the man and asked, “Do you see anything?”Looking up the man replied, “I see people looking like trees and walking.” Then he laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. Then he sent him home and said, “Do not even go into the village.”
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Reflection:
Our faith is useless unless we use it to bring others to Jesus.

When Jesus and His party arrived at Bethsaida people brought to Him a blind man and they asked Jesus to cure him. Who were those people who brought the blind man to Jesus? We don’t know who they were, but even if we don’t know them we know that they believed in Jesus. We also know that they lived their faith otherwise they would have not brought the blind man to Jesus.

Who does this blind man represent today? It’s us who are not living our faith, it’s us whose faith is exclusively for ourselves. Jesus wants to open our eyes to the fact that we are spiritually blind because we have not yet brought others to Him. Or we might have brought others to Him but we have our own selfish motivation in doing it.

Jesus wants us to know that there are many more blind men and women out there who badly need to be brought to Him. Look around your environment and you’ll find them, make friends with them and share the life changing words of Jesus to them. Our faith bears more fruits when we bring others to Jesus.

Have you already brought someone to Jesus?

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