Commentary on the Gospel of
In today’s readings, the parable focuses on Jesus miracle of returning sight to a blind man who was sitting at the side of the road. Jesus states, “Your faith has saved you,” as he performs the miracle and gives back the blind man’s sight. As I reflect on this miracle I think of the many times throughout the day, evening, and week that my "faith has saved me." My eyes are open but in another way. My faith and prayer this past week have prevented me from acting bitter or angry; it has stopped me from displaying unloving/uncaring behaviors; it has reminded me how I am loved by my family. For this I am grateful.
And because I am imperfect and human; this week I have spoken words that I wish I had not; I have been unkind; and I have forgotten to do something that I promised; however, when I have asked for forgiveness, I am grateful that I have been forgiven. God who is among us in all creation loves me with a love that I cannot even fathom, a love just for me, to fulfill a purpose. In each of these moments during this past week and future weeks if I remember that and know my purpose for this moment is to care and to be kind and to show my love for my family, friends and co-workers then my faith has saved me and continues to save me daily.