OPEN OUR EYES, LORD

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 33rd Monday of Ordinary Time November 16, 2020 WORD of the DAY  Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”  He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David,* have pity on me!” The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”  Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”  He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.   (Luke 18: 35-43) How shall I live this Word?   Above is Jerusalem, with its secure walls, comfortable homes and the temple that offers beauty and protection. A thousand meters below, Jericho, the city of roses, lies on the shores of the Dead...