The two men who are blind witness to this faithful perseverance in that they were out; they weren’t sitting at home in despair feeling sorry for themselves instead they were together making their way in search of an answer. When Jesus doesn’t respond immediately, they don’t give up.
Then the Lord asks an important question: “Do you believe I can do this?” This shows us that Jesus had heard their cry for help. Whatever cares, long-lasting struggles you may bring to this Friday in Advent, the Word of God offers us hope through hearing of God’s enduring faithfulness to the people of Israel, the two blind men, and each of us.
What are you bringing to Jesus this week?
May God bless you all as we make our way through this holy season together!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!