Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection February 15, 2017
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I
today’s Gospel records Jesus healing a blind man at Bethsaida. That
Jesus was a wonderworker is taken for granted in the Gospels. Along with
his preaching and his death on the cross, his working of miracles is
one of the surest and most basic things we know about him. He preached
in order to share the truth of God’s Kingdom; he went to the cross in
order to demonstrate the range of the divine love; he worked miracles
because he was the embodiment of Yahweh’s desire to save his people.
to the words of the prophet Isaiah: “Here is your God, he comes with
vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the
eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf cleared. Then will
the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing.”
are tremendous words, expressive of Israel’s hope in the saving God.
God intends life and abundant life for his people, and he is impatient
with a world gone wrong. He longs to set it right, to re-create what sin
and fear and death have uncreated.