Daily Word Of God
As Jesus drew near to Jericho there was a blind masn 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 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.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The blind man in today’s Gospel account was so intent on recovering his sight that even the chastisement of the crowd could not stop him.
- He knew that he wasn’t fully alive because of his visual handicap, and he knew that Jesus could help him.
- Do we bring before Jesus all that makes us fall short of being a complete human being? Pray with your heart, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.’