The attitude of the blind Bartimeus as our chance to see and to know the Lord

We must never forget that our faith is about eternity, that the joy of faith is the splendour of the Lord reflected in our hearts. He is our light and our life and we find Him in the Church. Christ is the goal of history and the one Saviour of the world. Christ is the Light of nations and, only Christ and His Teaching bring the final answer to the need of the world. To him the Church and the Spirit cries out: “Marana tha — Come, Lord Jesus” (Rev 22:17, 20; 1 Cor 16:22).

Indeed, we must never forget that the role of the Church in the world is about eternal life, that the Church gives Christ Jesus to everyone. Everyone is included and everyone is called to conversion. The Church must never compromise her honour and duty, and yet we, her children, must never forget that Christ is the light brightly visible on the countenance of the Church, however distorted and disoformed by her own representatives.

Today, the entirety of the Faith and the role of the Church in the world is limited to human compassion only and often to social dimension. Today, everything is called into question. Today, we are said and even encouraged to „believe what you want to believe”. Because of these clouds of confusion we see little or nothing.

For that reason we must learn to discern the voice of the Lord from all other voices. The gift of discernment comes from prayer, especially from the Rosary and Adoration. The next, we are to understand that the Teaching of the world permeates to the minds of many people in the Church. That teaching does not come from God. It comes from the evil one. We must then reject the evil one and his empty promises.

Finally, we must desperately want to see Jesus, we must cry out together with the blind Bartimeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me”.

Father Stan

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