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

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Reflection for December 5, Friday of the First Week of Advent; Matthew 9:27-31

Gospel: Matthew  9:27-31
As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us! When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith. And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this. But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.
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What are we willing to do to have faith? Are we willing to humble ourselves and kneel before God and ask Him to give us the gift of faith? Faith is a gift that Jesus freely gives to the humble. Even if you will not ask for it Jesus will give it to you for as long as you humble yourself in front of Him.

In the gospel for this Friday we have two humble blind men who cried to Jesus for compassion.  Why did they cry when they could have shouted at Jesus to get His attention? They cried because they saw hope and mercy in Jesus. For the two blind men Jesus was their only hope to have the gift of sight.

Let us also ask Jesus to give us the gift of Hope and faith for nothing is impossible for those who humble themselves before God. Even the impossible is now very much possible for as long as we have faith.   

Whatever we’re going through right now, believe that Jesus will heal us. And believe that He will answer our pleas for nothing is impossible for Jesus. This is best exemplified by the two  incredible blind men of deep faith in our gospel.

How’s your faith in Jesus? - Marino J. Dasmarinas

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