The blind man doesn’t know what the commotion is about. So, he asks those who can see. Then, when he learns it is Jesus who is passing by, he creates a big scene. He shouts to Jesus. The crowd tells him to “shush,” but the man cries out again—so loudly that even Jesus hears him above the din. Jesus stops and asks for the blind man to be brought over. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asks. Without hesitation, the man tells him. Then Jesus immediately cures his blindness, saying it was the man’s faith that miraculously restored his sight.
This story raises questions about our own prayer. How eager are we to see Jesus? How in touch are we with our deepest needs? Is our prayer too orderly, or do we trust Jesus enough to make a fuss at times? How much do we appreciate the miracle of our own faith?
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