Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
December 7th, 2012
Bio | Email: RachelFisher@creighton.edu
“Let it be done for you according to your faith.”
All of the Gospels recount many of Jesus’ different miracles. This reading tells of two blind men following Jesus as he leaves town; they had heard of the great miracles of which he had performed. They cry out to Jesus, calling him “Son of David.” Once Jesus got inside, he asked them if they really believe in him/that he would be able to perform the miracles. By calling him the “Son of David,” they are essentially calling him the Messiah, the Christ. “Let it be done for you according to your faith,” as Jesus says, puts the action on the shoulders of the blind men…that they could be healed only if their faith was strong enough to allow it. Jesus knew that he could heal them, but he needed to hear and know that the men had faith. Most miracle stories in the gospels end with Jesus telling those who were healed and/or those who witnessed it not to tell anyone. Of course, however, everyone goes out and shares the news. I mean, it would be hard to keep such a miracle a secret, so who can really blame them for wanting to share the good news?!
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