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January 23, 2011: Luke 18:35-43, Read for Older Children

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At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Here are some questions about the Gospel reading:
Could the man in this story see Jesus? Hear Jesus? Touch Jesus?
Can you see Jesus? Hear Him? Touch Him? If you can, explain where and how you see, hear, and touch Jesus.
How is the man in the story healed?
What does it mean to have faith?
How is our faith like the blind man’s faith?
When do we get to touch Jesus during the Liturgy? What do you think about that?


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