January 29

Reflection

“Master, I want to see.”  The simple sincerity of that request holds all the pain and desire of his life.  “I want to see.”  How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? There are blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. We all have them. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. The blind man had the unique experience of hearing Jesus was near. He took a risk and he was rewarded with sight. We too have these moments – a person, a situation, an unexpected experience comes into our lives. God is near. The impact enables us to risk asking: “I want to see”. Once that question is verbalized, whether interiorly or exteriorly, transformation is possible.

Prayer

Master, I want to see.
Mark 10:46 – 52

Action

Reflect on what prevents you from seeing clearly. Have you been offered a chance to”see”? Have you taken the risk? Where are you now?

Suggested Reading

“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
Mark 10:46 – 52

O my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.
Psalm 30:2

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.
Japenese Proverb

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen

The best vision is insight.
Malcolm Forbes

Your sight must become an insight; it must be turned within and used to purify and clarify your mind.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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