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Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mk 8:22-26): When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on the man and asked, “Do you see anything?” Looking up the man replied, “I see people looking like trees and walking.” Then he laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. Then he sent him home and said, “Do not even go into 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!