HOMILY: MONDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR II.
THEME: Receive Your Sight.
BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa.
Wise people say, kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear. A blind man sitting by the roadside cried out with a loud voice saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” Jesus asked him: “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” Jesus said, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” This blind man’s prayer was short, straight to the point, but effective. We also need to ask Jesus to restore our sight and save us from lack of vision and shortsightedness and deliver us from moral, emotional, artificial, and spiritual blindness. A story is told about two parents who were worried about their children’s inability to see. The daughter cannot find clothes to wear in a closet stocked with clothes and their son is unable to find food in a refrigerator full of assorted food. We may say their blindness is induced by luxury.
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However, we know we too can suffer from such blindness when we look at many things around us and are unable to see what we need. While we ask God to heal our physical eyes, let us also ask him to enlighten our spiritual eyes to see things and people as God sees them and to see the wonderful things he does in our lives. Are we blind to our blindness? What efforts are we making to approach Jesus for healing?