Went out and spread word of Him

Published December 3, 2020, 11:44 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Happiness and gratitude are very difficult to hide. When we are truly joyful, our heart simply cannot contain the “eruption.” And so we cannot blame the two blind men in the Gospel for violating Jesus’ injunction not to tell anyone about their healing.

Blindness is not an ordinary or small impediment; it robs you not just of essential light that enables you to see things and therefore navigate easily, but also of humanity to some extent. For it very often makes you feel all alone, separated, unable to carry out day-to-day activities with others. Many blind men and women fortunately have managed to overcome some obstacles that blindness entails.

To come out of the world of darkness surely means real joy! This is what Jesus brings to the two blind men. Hence, their uncontainable joy and gratitude!

Are we as grateful and uncontrollable when God surprises us beyond our expectations?

Gospel • MATTHEW 9:27-31

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.

SOURCE: “366 Days with the Lord 2020,” ST. PAULS, 7708 St. Paul Rd., SAV, Makati City (Phils.); Tel.: 632-895-9701; Fax 632-895-7328; E-mail: [email protected]; Website: http://www.stpauls.ph.