October 28

Reflection

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

The simple sincerity of that request holds all the suffering and longing of his life. “I want to see.” How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? We all have blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. 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 life. God is near. The impact enables us to risk asking: “I want to see”. Once that question is verbalized, whether interiorly or exteriorly, transformation becomes possible.

Prayer

Master, I want to see.

Action

Reflect on what prevent 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.

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
Jean Paul

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

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