30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
26 Oct 2018

The blind Bartimaeus is an example of what our faith and trust in Jesus ought to be. The fact that we have eyes does not mean that we always see what is most important in life.  There is more to sight than merely seeing the light of day.  Eyes are of little use if we fail to see the hand of God at work in our lives.  At times we all experience such darkness and are sorely in need of the light of God.  In caring for the blind Bartimaeus, Christ is telling us that there is an even worse state of blindness than physical blindness.  We all suffer from spiritual blindness and Jesus is letting us know that he can cure this illness and prevent us from groping around in the darkness.  There are so many ways in which we lack spiritual vision; hatred, pride and jealousy can prevent us from seeing goodness in our brothers and sisters.  Never being satisfied with what we have and always wanting more material goods is an indication that we are blinded by greed.  We are all victims of some sort of blindness but to become aware of it and to have the scales removed from our eyes, we must be continually searching and praying for more light.   Only prayer and trust in Jesus, who is the light of the world, can dispel such darkness and restore our true spiritual vision.  The closer we are to Jesus, the more light there is in our lives. The cry of the blind man, ‘Lord, that I may see,’ is a prayer that should constantly be on our lips.