In today’s Gospel reading, we learn of Jesus’ healing of a blind man. As Jesus cures the man, He asks him, “Do you see anything?” (Mark 8:23). The man’s sight begins to clear, but not completely. Jesus lays His hands on the man to complete the process. How often in our lives have we seen gradual healing, like this blind man?
Do You See Anything?
Last fall, while I recuperated from my ankle fusion, at first, all I saw was lots of recuperation time ahead (four months). But, as time progressed, I began to see the healing aspects take place. God sent people to me who shared their love with me (friends, neighbors, and family). That outpouring of love did something good for my heart. Then, God sent my priest to my home, near Christmas, to hear my confession (Since I couldn’t stand in line on any given Saturday, he came to me). That healed my soul. My Pastor’s actions touched me greatly, knowing how busy priests are at Christmastime. And all the while, throughout the entire four-month process, God physically healed my ankle too, but the process was gradual.
When God healed you, did He send people to you like he did for me? Did He help you to see anything throughout your healing process, that you have come to appreciate and treasure? I hope He did, because I found what He sent my way to be a bounty of blessings. If you are in the process of healing, either spiritually or physically, keep your eyes open to see the blessings of God showered upon you.
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