Just like last week's Gospel story of the Woman at the Well, today's reading concerning a miraculous healing. The story of the Man Born Blind gives us a glimpse of what a true disciple looks like. Jesus has come into the world to enlighten us; to reveal the Good News and the Father to us. Once we can "see" who He is, we must confess our belief in him and follow him. May we, like the man in the Gospel, be healed and converted by Jesus Christ.
La gran historia de Jesús y la mujer juntos al pozo de Jacob. Ella es un modelo para nosotros en nuestro discipulado. También los catecúmenos y candidatos son buenos ejemplos para nosotros en la peregrinación cristiana. Como ellos, que aprendamos mas de la fe cada día, y que llevemos la Buena Nueva por todas partes del mundo.
The story of Jesus and the woman at the well is one of the treasures of our faith. This Samaritan woman show us what it means to be a disciple and apostle of Jesus: She learns from him (debating him and asking questions), confesses her belief in him, and then goes off to tell others about Jesus and the Gospel. Similarly, our Catechumens (Elect) and Candidates are models for us. Let us pray for them during this time of intense preparation, and let us imitate their faith, their enthusiasm, and their joy in living the Gospel of Christ.
The Transfiguration of Jesus is a gift given to the disciples and to us, in order to strengthen us in times of trial. Perhaps it was primarily a gift from the Father to the Son, for Jesus himself struggled mightily during his time with us on earth. Jesus hears those beautiful words from heaven: "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."