In the first reading today, we begin a brief trip through the Book of Revelation. Today Jesus speaks to the church in Ephesus. He says, “Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Repent…” Sounds pretty harsh, huh? Another reason why He stressed perseverance in faith and love so much.
In the Gospel reading from Luke 18, a blind man hears that Jesus is nearby. So he yells out, “Son of David, have pity on me!” After persisting in his shouting (prayer), Jesus asks him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replies, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus gives him his sight.
Jesus wants to grant the desire of your heart, just as He did for the blind man. Please understand that the desire of our heart may not always be what is for the best. But we should always be open for asking for the desire of our heart. As we grow in faith and love, we’ll find that the desire of our heart is to match up with the desire of God’s heart.
Father, may we always be growing in faith, and come to the place where the desire of our heart is only to do your will. Amen.