The Healing of the Blind Beggar

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My housemates and I were recently conversing of how excited we all were of the fast approaching Easter break. Everyone chimed in with their plans of visiting friends, loved ones, sleeping in and enjoying the relaxing time away from school. In retrospect no one, myself included, acknowledged the true reason for this time away, which is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ analogous to the eschatological hope. Through this class I acquired a better comprehension of Easter and its significance through the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of Luke begins with Jesus traveling to the land of Jericho to continue his ministry. On the way, he encounters a blind man begging along the roadside. The word of Jesus’s adventures and miracles had spread by word of mouth, which amassed a crowd surrounding him. The blind man, intrigued by the reason for the crowd, inquired what the hub bub was about to which they told him that, Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. To this the blind man shouted to get his attention, Jesus Son of David have mercy on me. Jesus hearing the blind man’s pleas stopped and asks the man to be brought to him. The man then asked for Jesus to help him by restating his sight and upon this request his sight was restored. He immediately showed his gratitude by following Jesus and giving praise to the lord almighty. This account much like many others in bible correlates as to how just how controversial, miraculous and inclusive Jesus was through his healing and faith, all which eventually lead to his crucifixion. The gospel of Luke illustrates the controversies that surround Jesus through a triangular pattern where a person or group of people, usually the Romans or Pharisees, have a problem with Jesus’s actions, miracles, healing ... ... middle of paper ... to Christ. I won’t give up, even if the skies get rough I’m giving it my all and it tough times I will keep my head to the skies above to my heavenly father to overcome. God is love which is everlasting so I take steps now to trust in Him more than my earthly circumstances regardless of all the sorrow that tries to deter me. Works Cited Byrne, Brendan. The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke’s Gospel. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2000. Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke. 2 vols. Anchor Bible Series. New York: Doubleday, 1981-85. Kodell, Jerome. "Luke." In The Collegeville Bible Commentary. Edited by Dianne Bergant and Robert J. Karris. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1988. The Catholic Study Bible. Ed. Donald Senior and John J. Collins. 2nd ed. New American Bible Revised Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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