It is 14th November 2016. The readings are from Rev. 1:1-4, 2:1-5; and the Gospel Luke 18:35-43. In the first reading, God reminds us painfully that we are not loving God now as we used to at the very early tender period of our lives. God remembers our hard work, our perseverance and our daily fight against the evil yet God has something against each one of us to point out that we all have lost the fervour of our first love with God. Our enthusiasm, commitment, passion, dedication have diminished. And so God is inviting all of us to turn back and encouraging us to do what we did at first. “I have this complaint to make; you have less love now than you used to. Think where you were before you fell; repent and do as you used to at first.” (Rev.2:5). The Responsorial Psalm prays, “Those who prove victorious I will feed from the tree of life.” (Rev.2:7). The Gospel provides the possibility of seeing again by acknowledging the power of healing in Jesus. Jesus not only provides us healing and also he rehabilitates our situations. The authentic and genuine encounter with Jesus will make us to see again the Truth, the Life and the Way –Jesus Christ. With our faith in Jesus, we can still see Jesus even though we have blind folded ourselves one reason or another. Change in our lives will be possible only by the faith we declare in Jesus. If we have the faith like the blind beggar, we can ask for anything and Jesus will not hesitate to provide us. When we have met the Lord, then we do not need beg for love from anyone on the street. Jesus is the reason for our happiness and love. Let us recognise the Messiah, the son of David, Jesus in order to see again. “Lord, I want to see.” (Lk.18:41). May we love the Lord again as we did before. May you have a good day.

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