Monday, September 26, 2022 UTC

JULY 24: 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

01-anonymous-christ-heals-the-two-blind-men-on-the-road-to-jericho-duomo-di-monreale-monreale-sicily-it JULY 24: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED).

PROPERS: 07-24-22_Sunday_DL

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

In today’s Gospel Reading, Matthew 9:27-35, Two Blind Men are Healed. Today’s Gospel reading speaks of truths that are of great importance to our everyday lives. It speaks of the love of God for us and our love for God as well as that God never leaves us without His merciful assistance. Two blind men, cry out: “Have mercy on us, Jesus!” They are very persistent. They know and believe in the power of the Lord Jesus Christ without any doubt whatsoever. They plead: “Heal us!” The Lord asks them: “Do you believe in Me? Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They reply: “Yes, Lord, of course we believe!” Then He touches their eyes and they are opened – the blind men recover their sight. We all resemble these two blind men not only in our spiritual blindness, but our bodily ailments, which torment us as did theirs. We ask the Lord to stop our suffering and for the return of our health and the joy of life, which we have somehow lost. But we do not always resemble the blind men in their faith in the Lord and in His power. Let us believe Him and be faithful, as the two blind men believed Him.