Reflection for Oct. 28, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

'Jesus, son of David, have pity on me'

Bartimaeus asks for mercy and demonstrates discipleship to us

"Master, I want to see."

In Sunday’s Gospel, the blind man recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, the only one who can help him. In response, Jesus tells the man he needs no help; his faith is enough.

Reflection questions:
  1. How do I see Jesus?
  2. How does Jesus see me?
  3. Faith is enough. How do I express this through my words and actions?

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CommentBubbleIf, in a certain sense, our faith begins with a personal request, "Master, I want to see," at what point does it become more cosmic in scope, as in, "Master, 'WE' need to see with deeper insight, with an ever-more expanding view, and with greater clarity in what it means to be One-in-You?"

"You are not (only) a drop in the Ocean, you are the entire Ocean in a drop.” ~Rumi

Or, as Mary said to the bed-ridden boy in the story/movie, "The Secret Garden," when she was describing to him what it's like when you really start to 'SEE,' "It's as if you've swallowed the whole universe, and the whole universe is living inside you!" -- Linda