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Wednesday February 15th: How Community Facilitates Healing

“He was cured and he could see everything plainly and distinctly.”

Mark 8:22-26

In today’s Gospel from Mark we have another familiar and beautiful story of Jesus bringing healing and wholeness to a blind man. By the power of his touch, and in dialogue with the man, the Lord restored his sight, moving him from no vision, to blurry vision to finally being able to see everything plainly and distinctly. What a miracle! What an amazing moment of grace!

And it was a moment made possible by the boldness of the community. We know nothing about this once-blind-man or his level of faith. What we are told is that it was the community who rallied to facilitate his healing. The word of God says “…some people brought to him [Jesus] a blind man whom they begged him to touch.” In other words, the people around him interceded for him. Others brought this man before the God who heals so that he might have sight.

We pray in gratitude for those men and women in our own lives who have so often brought us before the Lord, so that we may be healed.