Today’s Gospel (Luke 18:35 – 43):
'As Jesus drew near to Jericho there was a blind man sitting at the side of the road begging. When he heard the crowd going past he asked what it was all about, and they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by. So he called out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.’ The people in front scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and ordered them to bring the man to him, and when he came up, asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Sir,’ he replied ‘let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight. Your faith has saved you.’ And instantly his sight returned and he followed him praising God, and all the people who saw it gave praise to God for what had happened.'
The blind man in this passage trusts Jesus and has great faith in Jesus’ healing power. And this despite having never set eyes on Jesus and never having witnessed any of his miracles by sight. The lesson? We do not need to see Jesus for us to ask him to help us. And further, we do not need to see Jesus for him to work miracles for us.
Speak to Jesus with your faith. He will hear you, just as he heard the blind man. And he will help you, just as he did with the blind man.