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Don’t Listen To The Doubters

In the Gospel from today’s Mass (Mk 10:46-52), we hear the story of the blind man named Bartimaeus. While Bartimaeus was begging by the roadside, Jesus walked by and the blind man cried out, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” Immediately many people told him to be quiet, but he continued to cry out to the Lord. Eventually, Jesus called him over and asked what he wanted. Bartimaeus replied, “Master, I want to see.” Our Lord then healed his blindness, telling him “your faith has saved you.”

Whenever you choose to trust in the Lord or pray for a seemingly impossible healing or intention, it is almost certain that someone will try to discourage you. They will remind you that it is unlikely that your intention will be answered because it is “impossible”. Often the individual discouraging you and putting doubt in your mind is none other than Satan. While he may not appear to you in a visible form, he has a way of planting little doubts and discouraging thoughts in your mind.

Anyone who tells you that Jesus can’t do the impossible is a LIAR! Take comfort in the story of Bartimaeus and never stop praying for your intentions. While Jesus didn’t promise that we will get exactly what we what, He did promise that we will get what we need. If you still doubt, remember the words that the angel Gabriel spoke to Our Blessed Mother…

Nothing will be impossible for God (Lk 1:37)

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