Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 19, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Do you see anything?"
Jesus, the Great Physician of the soul and the healer of the sick uses
this man to tell us something about spiritual healing. When Jesus
touches us, we are healed. But sometimes, for reasons we may not be
able to say, we resist the touch. When Jesus asks us deep within, "Do
you see anything?" Our answer is parallel to the blind man's. The
blind man says, "I see people looking like trees and walking." We
sometimes say, "I see now that if I pray in just the right way, I'll
get what I want."
Jesus wants us to see the supernatural world exactly as it is--not a
system of rewards and punishments, not a magic all-rich Father, ready
to shower us with material things at a moment's notice. It is the
world in which our actions have their real meaning. It is the world in
which we discover who we really are. Our only identity is in Christ
Jesus, and as long as we are trying to "manipulate the system," we are
half-blind to the reality of God's kingdom.
Next time Jesus touches you and heals you, do what you can to
cooperate. Sometimes we can't help what we think and feel, but
sometimes we can simply say, "Thank you," and like Peter's mother, get
up and wait on the Lord and his servants. In this way, we will
discover the reality of the kingdom, and will move from being
half-blind to seeing truly.
- JuandelaCruz, T.O.Carm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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