Wholeness

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

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Luke 18:41-43

(Jesus asked the blind man,) “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God.”

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Jesus gives us a beautiful example of the love and mercy of God.

First, he shows great respect to the blind man in asking him what he could do for him since the man would have been an outcast in that society.

The man would have been excluded from his community as it would have been believed that some sort of sin was responsible for his blindness.

Of course, that is not true.

When he asks to see, Jesus restores his sight and says, “Your faith has saved you.”

When I see the words “saved” and “salvation” in the scriptures, I feel that a better translation would be “made whole” and “wholeness.”

Due to the blind man’s faith, he was restored to wholeness; not just in his ability to see but also in his re-inclusion into the community.

This man’s life was totally and drastically changed.

And what was his response?

He followed Jesus and gave glory to God.

He was finally free to be himself.

What do you want God to do for you?

Would you be ready to make a radical change in your life to actually follow Jesus in his ways?

That would mean letting go of an egocentric life and instead being a vessel of love, compassion, forgiveness, and service, especially to the oppressed and marginalized.

This is freedom.

Of course, this is the only way to actually live as your true self.

Isn’t that the whole point of us being here?

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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