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Monday 14 November

1 Macc. 1: 10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64, Ps. 119P, Luke 18: 35-43

Where does our blindness lie?

A blind beggar asks Jesus for his sight. He repeatedly addresses Jesus as ‘Son of David’, acknowledging him as the promised Messiah. The crowds around Jesus, on the other hand, include the apostles, who immediately before today’s gospel, are described by Luke as having no idea what Jesus means by prophesying his passion and death. The crowds tell the beggar to keep quiet. On one level, the sightless man can see more than those who appear to see. Do we recognise the areas in which we are blind? Are we willing to open them up for healing by Jesus?

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