As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, “See that no one knows of this.” But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.
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Belief in Jesus is basically a commitment to accept Jesus for what he claimed to be: the Son of God! “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,” says W.H. Murray. “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur . . . which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”
To what extent have I committed myself irrevocably to Jesus Christ? Can I put my finger on one thing “which no man could have dreamt” that can be traced to my commitment to Jesus Christ?
It is love that makes faith, not faith love. —John Henry Newman
—Excerpted from Action, by Fr. Mark Link, S.J. ©2000 RCL Enterprises, Inc., Allen TX. For more prayer resources from Fr. Link, please visit www.staygreat.com
Lord, as we move through our day, we will have many occasions to commit to you. Give us the vision and fortitude to live the Gospel values when prestige, finances, and reputation may be at risk. Let our every conversation, our every decision and our every action be motivated for the greater glory of God.
—The Jesuit Prayer Team