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he touches us when he illuminates our minds

It is now 11:20 AM late Saturday morning here in West Michigan. I finally finished 'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 2, Chapters 41-92 by Ludolph of Saxony and I now will start reading next week, 'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part Two Volume 1, Chapters 1-57 by Ludolph of Saxony Translated By Milton T. Walsh.

I am not sure if I am up to watching any college football today since I feel sick to my stomach and my head hurts. I do not know when Carol will be home today. Everything remains unknown at the stage of the game. We could come out on top or on the bottom. I could spend the day reading these books that I have been reading throughout this week-

'The Second Rider' Crime Fiction by Alex Beer Translated from the German by Tim Mohr

'Last Words On Earth' a novel by Javier Serena Translated from the Spanish by Katie Whittlemore

'The Man Of Property' A Novel by John Galsworthy

'Darconville's Cat' A Novel by Alexander Theroux

'America And The Cult Of The Cactus Boots: A Diagnostic' by Phillip Freedenberg Visuals By: Jeff Walton

I will close to wait to enter into the afternoon hours. Maybe some books will come in the mail today to brighten this cold wet gray day.

"[22] And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
[23] And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
[24] And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
[25] After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
[26] And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town." Mark 8:22-26

"Let us conclude with Bede's spiritual interpretation of this event:

All of the infirmities cursed by the Lord are signs of illnesses by which the soul through sin comes close to eternal death. The deaf mute healed by the Lord suggests the spiritual healing of those who cannot hear God's word and do not know how to speak it. This miracle was followed by the feeding of the hungry crowd, which symbolizes the sweetness with which he customarily nourishes the souls that love him and seek him. Similarly, the case of this blind man who is gradually healed by the Lord describes the enlightenment given to foolish hearts and to those who have wandered far from the way of truth.

They asked the Lord to touch the man, knowing that the Lord's touch could heal a blind man just as it could cleanse a leper. We touch the Lord when we cling to him with sincere, vigorous faith; he touches us when he illuminates our minds with the breath of his Spirit, enkindling in us an awareness of our own weakness and an eagerness to do good works. He takes the blind man by the hand to strengthen him to carry out good works. He leads him out of town, separating him from everyday life so that he can seek unimpeded with a zealous heart the will of his Creator, by whom he deserves to be enlightened. Whoever desires to see the light of eternity must not follow the example of the crowd, but to walk continually in the Redeemer's footsteps." pg. 831,832 Ludolph of Saxony 'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 2, Chapters 41-92

11:36 a.m. - 2021-10-23


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