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Fr Noel: Trust

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - 28th October 2018

Jesus asks Bartinaeus the third beggar—

“What do you want me to do for you?”

He said, “Let me see again.”

Jesus said, “So your faith has saved you.”

Two things occur to me:

What would I ask Jesus to do for me?

How would I like Him to help heal me?

Secondly, would Jesus say to me—Your faith has saved you?

Do I really believe in God?

The word believe includes the meaning, ‘trust’.

Am I prepared to let God take control of my life?

Is that the way I respond to the way that Jesus became man and lived and died and rose again?

All of this because He loves all people.  

St Paul in his letter to the Christians in Galatia,  modern Turkey says, 

“The life that I am now living, I am living in faith, faith in the Son Of God

who loved me and gave himself for me” (chapter 2 verse 20).

I think that this is what I would ask Jesus to do for me—

help  me to believe, to trust in you and to let you take control of my life.

Fr Noel Travers cm


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