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Just In The Martyr


Just In The Martyr

Ecclesiasticus 42:15-26
Mark 10:46-52

While Jesus may have been healing a physical ailment, he was also pointing out to us the deeper significance of the blindness. With this particular encounter, Jesus is letting us know how difficult it is to regain a clear vision of our reality, much less comprehend the reality that sight and insight give us.

However, nothing could stop Bartimeus (the blind beggar) from crying out to Jesus for mercy- nothing even the disciples of Jesus. His preserving faith brought him to the Light and God who sees his heart answered him. He drew nearer to Jesus and followed him along the road.

Our health is equally precarious. Frail flowers of the field, we must not reckon upon blooming forever. There is a time appointed for weakness and sickness, when we shall have to glorify God by suffering, and not by earnest activity. There is no single point in which we can hope to escape from the sharp arrows of affliction; out of our few days there is not one secure from sorrow. Man’s life is a cask full of bitter wine; he who looks for joy in it had better seek for honey in an ocean of brine.➕

We too have been blinded by our sins and our own desires but we are admonished today to take courage and stand up in faith. God who knows our innermost part of our hearts, will grant us his mercy and saving help. Do not let anyone or anything stop from reaching out and drawing close to Jesus. He is asking you today, what do you want me to do for you? As long as we stand for God, we are children of light.

Happy New Month.

Fr Joseph Osho

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