When Jesus drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. As he heard the crowd passing by, he inquired what was happening, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. Then he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The people in front of him scolded him. “Be quiet!” they said, but he cried out all the more, “Jesus, Son of David,
have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped, and ordered the blind man to be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the man said, “Lord, that I may see!” Jesus said, “Receive your sight, your faith has saved you.” At once the blind man was able to see, and he followed Jesus, giving praise to God. And all the people who were there also praised God.
The unnamed blind man gets his sight again despite efforts of repression from the crowd because he never stopped trying to get the attention of Jesus. Words of healing were uttered by the Lord right there and then and the man was able to see again. At that very instance also, the name of God was praised. In our Christian lives, there are many instances of blessing that we receive. And in every blessing that we get, perhaps the most important question to ask ourselves is, “Did we proclaim the glory of God that shines through our very lives?”
This is precisely what we do every time we venerate saints. We give affirmation to the glory of God whose radiance shines through the witnessing they give. May we also imitate their example and let our lives be used by God for His greater purpose../ Vulnerasti, 2023