Jesus went up on the mountain, and sat down there. Great
crowds came to Him, having with them the lame, the blind,
the deformed, the mute and many others. They placed them
at His feet, and He cured them. The crowds were amazed
when they saw the mute speaking, the deformed made whole,
the lame walking, and the blind able to see, and they glorified
the God of Israel.
In writing a commentary, you need to look at what is happening.
Watch a sports game to hear what the commentators talk about.
Choose what you want to commentate on and just start writing.
But, in our modern world, trying to write about and visualize
someone being cured is hard to do. We wonder so much about
the “how?”. We can’t picture it. Maybe we are just too analyti-
cal and skeptical. We watch too much CSI and we have been in
hospitals when it is sometimes very hard to “cure” someone. We
are like Thomas who has to see it for himself before believing.
“The crowds were amazed”; something had to happen! How can
I explain with words when I have never seen a cure like this hap-
pen? I can’t but I can believe. Maybe that shows me the differ-
ence between the head and the heart.
Lord, help me to have faith in You. As we approach Christmas,
we remember how You came to earth. You came to heal and cure
us from sin. Please cure me of my blindness of not seeing You in
the day to day. Let me be an instrument of Your healing to those
I meet today. Lord, increase my faith and amazement of Your
love and care.
Sister Susan Cronin, IHM
Director of the Office of Sponsored Research
First Wednesday of Advent