Have sight!

Published November 18, 2019, 12:03 AM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza & Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

reflectionstodayJericho is the last stop before the ascent to the city of Jerusalem. This means that Jesus is about to begin his “exodus”—his passion and death in the Holy City that will end in his resurrection. Here in Jericho, Jesus works his last miracle by healing a blind man. In Jerusalem, there will be no more display of wondrous acts, except the healing of the severed ear of the high priest’s servant in Gethsemane. Jesus will show himself as the Messiah—the Son of David—by suffering before he enters into his glory.

Gospel • Lk 18:35-43 [or Mt 14:22-33]

As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” 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.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

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