WE MUST SEEK JESUS WITH TRUSTING FAITH IN HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY

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The central theme of today’s readings is the overflowing mercy and kindness of a loving, healing and forgiving God for His children.

The Gospel explains how Jesus shows the mercy and compassion of his Heavenly Father by healing the blind Bartimaeus. On hearing that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, Bartimaeus loudly expressed his trusting faith in the healing power of Jesus by shouting his request.

Like Bartimaeus, we must seek Jesus with trusting faith in his goodness and mercy. Sometimes our fears, anger and habitual sins prevent us from approaching God in prayer. At times, we even become angry with God when He seems slow in answering our prayers. We also suffers from spiritual blindness. Hence, we need the light of the Holy Spirit to enlighten us, granting us proper spiritual vision.

In these desperate moments, let us approach Jesus in prayer with trusting faith and listen carefully to the voice of Jesus asking us: “What do you want me to do for you?” Let us tell Him all our heart’s intentions and needs.

Excerpted from the homily of Fr Tony Kadavil available at http://frtonyshomilies.com