Blind Beggars

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/25/2012

in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B
October 28, 2012

“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you… What do you want me to do for you?… Master, I want to see.”
(Mark 10:49b, 51b)

Blind Beggars

Learn these lessons from the gospel’s blind beggar.

Be bold.
Be persistent.
Be specific.
Be ready.
Be eager to see Jesus.

Learn these lessons from the blessed blindness.

Darkness and blindness can be a blessing.
Darkness can house the presence of God.
Dark nights help open the inner eye.
Dark stillness helps us to see more clearly.

Welcome to the blind beggar of blessed darkness,
Where awareness is awakened,
That you may see.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. With which character do you most identify in today’s Gospel passage?
  2. Which lesson from the blind beggar do you personally need to learn?
  3. Why do we sometimes fail to call out to Jesus in our needs?
  4. What steps must you undertake to see more clearly your own spiritual or physical blindness?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sr. Helen Chasar October 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thank you, Sister Juliemarie for your Prayer Poem to help us to see
Jesus better and follow Him closer.


Sr. Juliemarie McDonald October 26, 2012 at 6:03 am

Helen, I guess we all have our blind spots. May we see Jesus more clearly and, as you said, “follow Him closer.”


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