DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Courageous Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the blind man who ignored the crowd that tried to prevent him from calling out to Jesus. Ponder on, “Is our faith deep and courageous, like the blind man, that dares to remain firm in his faith in Jesus regardless of the oppositions he faced, or would we weaken in our faith when we are challenged?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
As Jesus drew near to Jericho there was a blind man sitting at the side of the road begging. When he heard the crowd going past he asked what it was all about, and they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by. So he called out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.’ The people in front scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’
Jesus stopped and ordered them to bring the man to him, and when he came up, asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Sir,’ he replied, ‘let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight. Your faith has saved you.’ And instantly his sight returned and he followed him praising God, and all the people who saw it gave praise to God for what had happened.