Year B- 30th Sunday in ordinary time
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho, with his disciples, and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son of Timeus, sat by the way side begging.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusJesus son of David, have mercy on me. Ė Can you see how easy it is to ask for my compassion and how I am always ready to respond? Ö I told him, What do you want me to do for you? And the blind man said: Rabboni, that I may see. I said to him Go on your way, your faith has made you whole, and instantly he recovered his sight.
First of all, this man has recognized me as the Son of David; he has believed in the Holy Scriptures, in the promises made to the people of Israel and has given credit to my Mercy and my Power. He has recognized the promised Messiah and despite being blind he used his voice to call my attention and benefit from my gift.
When someone invokes my compassion, he not only obtains what he needs, but the rays of my mercy envelope his body, mind, soul and spirit. I know the pain, the wounds, the resentments, the sin and the needs of each one; my wish is to heal and to bless all those who come to me with faith.
My Mercy is infinite and very easy to receive, but it is obtained according to the faith and hope with which it is requested, since I reward the humility of everyone who calls me. One of the gifts that my Father has given to everyone is suffering, without it human beings would feel themselves in a Paradise that would not have a connection with God and they would never feel fear of offending Him or the need of finding Him.
Suffering came to the world as a consequence of sin. It was well that in my Mercy I opened the eyes of many blind people, but it is even more important that each one opens his spiritual eyes to see the way I see, this way they can know me and live in my Presence.
Many have the notion that miracles do not exist, many discredit the Holy Scriptures denying them; I assure you that miracles continue to occur daily as a reward to faith. If someone comes to me with faith and confidence in my power, I will respond to him in accordance with the Will of my Father who wishes the salvation of all his children. Many donít obtain what they wish, but I assure you that all prayers are listened to and there is always an answer in connection with each petition.
There is more joy in giving than in receiving, I feel great joy being able to help a soul that comes to me, I rejoice in humility and repentance. This is why I donít judge but understand human misery. I wait eagerly that every soul leaves the ways of darkness and comes back to my light to obtain the benefits that my Mercy wishes to grant.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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