Monday, November 14, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
—Luke 18:41

I think that many have asked and not received, at least in the obvious way of the blind man. Lord, that I may receive my sight. Lord, that I may conceive. Lord, that I may get a promotion. Lord, that I may win the lottery. Lord, that I may be cured of my illness. Lord, that my home may survive the storm. Lord, . . . . Was it their lack of faith that prevented their receiving what they asked of you? Did you ever tell a blind man: “You shall not receive your sight: your being blind shall save you”? or: “You would see if you believed”? Why have you abandoned us? For the Holy Spirit does not speak either. Have you decided that we shall be like the Jews in Maccabees, and suffer terrible affliction? When will all the people again see your power, and give praise unto God?


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