Helping? Or hurting?

Dear Parishioners,

God put each of us on earth to do good and bring joy to one another. It’s important that we keep these words in mind, especially after hearing a gospel like the one we heard today.

Today’s gospel says that when the blind man who was begging called out to Jesus, “Son of David, have pity on me,” many people yelled at him and told him to keep quiet. In other words, instead of taking the blind man by the hand and leading him to Jesus, they shoved him farther away from Jesus.

Only one person came to his aid and that was Jesus, Himself. When Jesus heard the people shouting at the blind man, He stopped and asked that the blind man be brought to Him. Only then did the people change. Only then did they help this unfortunate man.

This gospel prompts us to ask ourselves, “How many blind beggars are there in the world today? How many of these blind beggars are trying to reach out to Jesus? How many of them are being treated the way the people treated the blind beggar in today’s gospel?”

After hearing today’s gospel, let’s remember that it’s important to keep these words in mind: God put each of us on earth to do good and bring joy to one another.


Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick