Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Mark 10:46 – 52
We don’t know what made Bartimeaus, the beggar along Jesus’ path that day, blind. All we know is that he was aware of his blindness and asked Jesus to have mercy on him. He begged Jesus to let him see again - and he did! Today there are many things that cloud my vision and can make me blind, blind to the truth, blind to the needs of others around me, and most of all unaware of the glory and the grace of God. My fixation on my own ‘reality’ keeps me in the dark about Truth; my preoccupation with my own needs and comforts gets in the way of me seeing, and responding to, the needs of others; and my finite mesmerized gaze on the time, talents and treasures of this world shut my eyes to the “splendors of God’s wisdom… and how desirable are all his works, and how sparkling they are to see…” (Sirach 42:19,21-22). Do I recognize my own blindness? Am I ready to ask Jesus to have mercy on me – and to let me see again? Jesus, my Teacher, help me see again!
For the Most High knows all that may be known; he sees the signs of the age. He discloses what has been and what is to be and he reveals the traces of hidden things. He has set in order the splendors of his wisdom. (Sirach: 18b-19 )
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord,
Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see You …
Soli ad gloriam
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.