Light, salvation, and faith are inseparable. Today’s Gospel narrates Jesus’ healing of the two blind men. Jesus tells them that the healing will be done for them according to their faith. The Greek verb genethētō, which means “let it be done,” is used. It is in the divine passive, referring to a particular use of a verb in passive voice where the action is understood as done by God. God is behind the healing, but faith is required of the blind men. Jesus brings salvation upon the blind men because they believe. It is only through faith that we can experience light and salvation. Moreover, it is through faith that we can overcome our fears. We may resonate with the Psalmist’s words: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?” (Ps 27:1).
What are the fears we want to overcome these days? Do we really want to grow in faith during this Advent season? Do we allow Jesus to be our light and salvation as we face our daily struggles?
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.
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