Master, I want to see

October 25, 2015 6:00 am

“Jesus said to him in reply, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man replied to him, ‘Master, I want to see.’ Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.” (MK 10: 51-52)

This is a very ironic situation: a blind man sees Jesus’ messianic identity more clearly than most people in Mark’s Gospel. Bartimaeus gives us a simple lesson: 1. if you are in a desperate need—call Jesus loudly; you will meet a lot of obstacles, but don’t give up. 2. Be focused on the answer—He will call you; be ready to leave your old sin habits, “throw aside your cloak.” 3. Be very specific—in front of Jesus name what you really need, “Master, I want to see.” 4. Be ready to leave your old life and open for a new life—“follow Him on the way.”

“Our Savior Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak