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Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Scriptural Readings: Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22; Pslams 116:12-13, 14-15, 18-19;

Mark 8:22-26

My dear encountered couples:

Whenever we read about Jesus curing the deaf, the dumb, the blind, and raising people from the dead, we should refer it to our own spiritual condition.

Are we spiritually deaf, dumb, and blind? Are we spiritually dead? I would hope not. But for as long as we are in this world, I’m afraid we are at least partially those things.

In today’s miracle cure, Jesus restores the sight of a blind man. But it took him two tries. After Jesus put spittle on the man’s eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked, “Do you see anything?” And the man said, “I see people looking like trees and walking!” Though the man was better off than he was before, his eyes were still a bit out of focus. And so, Jesus “laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly.”

That indicates that for you and me to see and understand spiritual things it will take us more than one miracle from God. Most likely it will take more than even two. It will take many, many tries on the part of God, over the course of our entire lifetime, to get us to see and understand spiritual truths as they exist in reality.

Right now, our spiritual sight is a bit out of focus. But Jesus and time can take care of that problem. Never stop asking him to help you with your spiritual sight. You’ll be amazed at all you don’t yet see.


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