*HOMILY OF MONDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, Year A*
Rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5a, Luke 18: 35-43.
To the blind man in our today’s gospel, the Lord asked, “What do you want me to do for you? His reply was, ”
“Lord let me receive my sight”
Jesus knew that he was blind before he asked him the question. It was necessary that he should be asked to state his intention because, sight problem may the least in the hierarchy of his wants. Nobody knows whether he has already made begging a trade.
Moreover, at times, we make general prayer without a specific intention in mind. We make such prayers, like, ” Lord save me” “Lord help me” “O Lord hear my cry” what do you want him to save you from? Which kind of help do you need? What is your cry all about?
When we pray with faith, asking for a specific intention, it helps us to grow in our prayer life as we record the testimonies that follow. One fact stands, God answers prayers.
May our cry reach him. May our pleas touch his heart. And may our requests be granted in Jesus name. Amen.