• Fr. Howard Thompson

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The blind beggar said to Jesus, “Lord, I want to see” (Lk. 18:41). This request has three inherent truths: 1. If I am to be healed, I must first recognise I am blind, then have the humility to ask the Lord to cure me. Spend time in prayer with the Lord, and ask Him to not only reveal the areas of blindness in our spiritual lives, but also have the courage to ask for healing. 2. The blind man had confidence in the Lord’s power to restore him. He was commended by the Lord for his faith (Lk. 18:42). The man knew he had to rely on the mercy of Jesus. We know in our minds that God is powerful. But do we open ourselves to His healing grace? 3. The man was healed, not because of any good work, nor due to any favour, name, race or being good and deserving. His healing was all due to Jesus’ love and desire that all people be rescued and saved. We are all undeserving disciples, bathed in the love of a merciful God. Lord Jesus, touch the areas of blindness in my life. Help me to see the light of Your love, so that I may walk in Your company, and forever proclaim Your goodness to all. Amen.

Blessings,

Fr. Howie

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