According to Your Faith

Icon of Christ Healing the Two Blind Men – CF747
Icon of Christ Healing the Two Blind Men – CF747

“When Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying and saying, ‘Thou son of David, have mercy on us.’ And when He was come into the house the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them ‘Believe ye that I am able to do this?’ They said unto Him, ‘Yea, Lord.’ Then touched He their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith be it unto you.’”  (Matthew 9:27-29)

To enliven us and make us ready to live a truly divine life here and hereafter there are three great miracles needful. The first and most important is that our Lord and God Jesus Christ came on earth so He is always directly approachable and easily interactive with us. The second is that He has an intense and lasting love for every man and woman who has been or will be born in this world, and a strong desire that we all be converted and receptive to become living icons of the Trinitarian Life and live with Him in Heaven forever. The third, and also absolutely necessary, yet also up to us, is that we acutely believe and desire for Him to do this.

The first two miracles have already happened. Christ is here with us and listening, and it is God’s Will and His Love and conscious intent to convert and save us into a divine life. These two are already given. The last miracle is still waiting to fully happen.

If we believe that it is possible for Him to change us with our active cooperation, then we need to reach out in our poverty and ask Him humbly to do so. If we consciously make effort with His help every day to conform our thoughts and actions to have “faith, hope, and love”, then He will reach out to us and make for us the greatest miracle of all, our profound change from Earthly clay into a Heavenly transfigured Life. O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Amen.


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