06 Dec 2019: A Test of Faith

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Friday of the First Week of Advent
Readings: Is 29:17-24Mt 9:27-31

The Gospel reading of today is hard to imagine. Jesus leaves a village and then goes to another where he enters a house. All along, there are two blind men following him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

What was the distance between those two places? What were the obstacles in the ways? How was the path of the journey? are all questions without an answer. Yet, these two men managed to follow Jesus all along and thus receive sight.

This healing, I believe, is a result of deep faith, as Jesus responds, “According to your faith, let it be done to you” (Mt 9: 29). What is our answer to the question, “When the son of man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Lk 18: 8)

Prayer: Lord, increase our faith.

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