Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 4th, 2020Tags: , 358 words10.8 min read

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He Touched Their Eyes

As my mother approaches 90 her eyesight is starting to deteriorate. She has had cataracts, has glaucoma, and is taking injections into her eyes. She knows she can no longer drive but really wants to be able to see her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. So, she is very thankful to see what she can. I am sure what she sees will be the memories she takes into heaven.

As her son I would like to help her find healing. But aging takes away so much. And we do not have control over what we lose. We become more understanding with age. We are given a wisdom through our experiences. And even though we say we do not like change, and we think we are not patient, we do accept change with much more patience than we give ourselves credit.

The two men ask Jesus for healing. They are both blind. Think about this for a minute. They have no idea what sight is, but they want it. We know what sight is, but seldom thank God for this gift. Who needs the healing? We have become accustomed to science healing our aches and pains. We see daily miracles happening through our wonderful doctors and nurses. Have we thanked them?

Jesus touched their eyes. Jesus, if only you would touch my heart. Let me see you in the gifts you have given me. Let me thank you for not giving me everything I have ever asked for. You knew I did not need those things. And as I recall now, you always gave me something better that I did not know enough to ask for. I pray you send your healing touch to all those reading this email. I pray you heal those in our community who do not see you or hear you or do not reach out to you.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
Email: fatheredanderson[at]
Phone: 715.817.3736

St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

Fr Ed Anderson