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Friday of the First Week of Advent

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Gospel text (Mt 9:27-31): And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him.

Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we see Jesus restoring sight to two blind men. What a great reward! Can you imagine it? The very same thing has God made for us through Christmas: He was born and lived with us, by telling us many things about His life we would have never known otherwise. The most important one: in God we find three Persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

-Jesus now asks us to have faith in His Word. To the blind men He asked: "Do you believe that I am able to do this?” And to you: do you trust Me?