The last time I had visited Mountain Charleston, I wasn’t a wife or a mother yet. This time, I stood, surveying the pine trees in front of me, inhaling the fresh air, and hearing the pine needles beneath my shoes with every step I took. My children ran in front of me, excited to touch the dirt, peer inside the holes in the ground, and enjoy the freedom of nature. The sun peered through each of the pine trees, offering sunlight while the pine trees offered shade. I don’t experience the two together often in the concrete jungle that is the city of Las Vegas. It was also my first time being without cell service in years.
The sight of tents, people cooking outdoors, and the monstrous echo of motorcyclists revving their bikes up the mountain was a feast for my eyes and ears, and I couldn’t help but wonder why I hadn’t seen this before.
The blind man in today’s Gospel requests, “Master I want to see” (Mark 10:51). This man is physically blind, but I experience a blindness in my own interior life as well. Spiritual blindness also needs healing. How long do I walk in faith being blinded by what I can’t see? I’m just like those who rebuked the man and told him to be silent (Mark 10:48).
We don’t have the eyes to see into people’s hearts or the perception Jesus has of our own lives. I am easily blinded by my routine. I can’t see or think outside of it. Being in nature made the Lord’s presence palpable to me. I felt a clarity that I hadn’t felt in a long time.
Jesus tells the man, “Go your way; your faith has saved you” (Mark 10:52). Do we have the kind of faith that saves us?
Sister, do we ask Jesus to help us look deeply into our own lives of faith even though when we think we already have? Today, let us ask Jesus for faith that will save us.Let us ask Jesus for faith that will save us. // Mytae Carrasco Wallace Click To Tweet
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