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Liturgical day: Monday 33rd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 18,35-43): A blind man was sitting by the road, begging. As he heard the crowd passing by, he inquired what it was, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. Then he cried out, «Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!». The people in front scolded him, «Be quiet!», but he cried out all the more… When Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. As he heard the crowd passing by, he inquired what it was, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. Then he cried out, «Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!». The people in front scolded him, «Be quiet!», but he cried out all the more, «Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!». Jesus stopped and ordered the blind man to be brought to him, and when he came near, He asked him, «What do you want me to do for you?». And the man said, «Lord, that I may see!». Jesus said, «Receive your sight, your faith has saved you». At once the blind man was able to see, and he followed Jesus, giving praise to God. And all the people who were there also praised God.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we join the cry of Bartimaeus. Many want us to be quiet! Well, no! Be courage and shout. Others shout. Why are we going to keep quiet? Besides, faith is not to be kept in a pocket.

- We can shout very loudly like Bartimaeus. But we have to shout, above all, with the example. Words move, but the example wins over.