“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” ― Abraham Lincoln: (1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Gospel Text: (LK 18:35-43)
As Jesus approached Jericho
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him,
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
The people walking in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent,
but he kept calling out all the more,
“Son of David, have pity on me!”
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?”
He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
He immediately received his sight
and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.
Reflect, today, upon that which tempts you the most toward discouragement. What is it that feels oppressive to you and difficult to deal with. Use that struggle as an opportunity to cry out with even more passion and zeal for the mercy and grace of God.