Thursday 28th May – Thursday of week 8 of the year
Reflection: Mark 10:46-52
An attitude of persistence in seeking God reveals a deep faith in Him. Bartimaeus had heard about Jesus and all he was doing. Though his vision was impaired, his ears and minds were active and he sought an opportunity to meet Jesus. It was this faith that Jesus could heal him that made him keep shouting, “Jesus! Son of David! Have mercy on me!”. Despite the discouragement he got from the people around he was not going to allow this opportunity to be healed pass him by. His persistence paid off – He got the Master’s attention and the healing he desired.
Beloved in Christ, what is your attitude to seeking God? What is your attitude to prayer? Our Lord is ever faithful. He is close to those who seek Him sincerely and perseveringly. Continue to seek God until He reveals himself to you. Do not give in to discouragement. He will definitely consider your request and bless you beyond your imagination. Let us apply this same attitude of perseverance in our day to day activities – at work, at school etc. Persist in speaking the truth, persist in doing what is right and you will be happy in the end.
PRAYER: Jesus, son of David! Have mercy on me. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 515 – Where do we get the confidence to call God “Father”?
We can be so bold as to address God as Father because Jesus has called us to a close relationship with himself and made us children of God. In communion with him, “who is in the bosom of the Father” (Jn 1:18), we are privileged to cry, “Abba, Father!”
HIDE A TREASURE: “He takes notice of our every thought and hears our every word.” Sirach 42:20 GNB
Today’s Readings: Sirach 42:15-26; Psalm 33:2-9; Mark 10:46-52