Advent Reflection Booklet 2013 - Immaculata University - page 8

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out,
“Son of David, have pity on us!”
(Matthew 20:30)
Today, on the feast of St. Nicholas, we are confronted with the
issue of belief. Even our own University asks us to “Believe in
Immaculata.” In today’s scripture passage, Jesus is approached
by two blind men and Jesus says to them, “Do you believe that I
can do this?” Through this question, Jesus calls them to
acknowledge His ability to heal. Jesus refuses to heal without
faith. The great question remains: Do you believe? Nature may
make us earnest, but it is only grace that can work faith. What
are the blind spots in our lives that keep us from believing in
God’s power and mercy? Let us pray with confidence and grati-
tude for all that God fulfills in our lives.
Grant to us, O Lord, for the length of our days, the light of our
eyes, the light of our faith, and the light of our reason.” Amen.
Sister Catarin P. Conjar, IHM
Director, International Student Services
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