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Liturgical day: Wednesday 6th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 8,22-26): When Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida, Jesus was asked to touch a blind man who was brought to him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida, Jesus was asked to touch a blind man who was brought to him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had put spittle on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked, «Can you see any­thing?». The man, who was beginning to see, replied, «I see people! They look like trees, but they move around». Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again and the man could see perfectly. His sight was restored and he could see everything clearly. Then Jesus sent him home saying, «Do not return to the village».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today the scene we witness is funny indeed. Jesus attends to the plea they place on Him about curing the blind man and he takes him out of town. Why is that, we may ask ourselves! Simply because Jesus is no “circus magician” and thus, He does not seek to play the star. The Pharisees asked him to do a visible miracle for them to see; He though, acts with discretion.

-Our God is a discreet God! When he does a miracle He does not seek to impress. but to be of help to us: Love is service in silence!