The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
If you are in need of help…call out to the One who has your best interest at heart. The blind man did not listen to people who told him to be silent…but he persisted in calling out to Jesus. Notice that Jesus asked the man what he wanted Jesus to do for him. What is it that you want from God? Is it to heal you and make you whole and complete? Is it to find your purpose and calling? Is it to be more fully an instrument of God’s love and healing to the world? This is what God wants to accomplish with each of us. But we must first humbly admit that we cannot succeed on our own. We’re not meant to. It’s not about a personal spiritual achievement. It has nothing to do with worthiness. The paradox is…that we must first experience our powerlessness…before we can experience the transforming power of God’s unconditional love and mercy. As Richard Rohr states: “You will not learn to actively draw upon a Larger Source until your usual resources are depleted and revealed as inadequate to the task. In fact, you will not even know there is a Larger Source until your own sources and resources utterly fail you.” May we all come to this God of grace and humbly ask for healing. That’s when the healing begins!
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