Today, I went to the evening church service…because, well you know…I am in the phase where it is just so hard to drag myself out of bed. That alone is a full time job for me. So, evening church it is for me.
The Gospel reading today was about the blind man who encountered Jesus and his disciples. The man referred to Jesus as the “son of David” and asked Jesus to have pity on him. Well, one thing led to another and the blind man was called to Jesus. Jesus then asked him, “What is it that you want from me?” The blind man says in return, “I want to see again.” Now, this seeing refers not only to his sight, but to his faith as well. His sight was restored as Jesus tells him, “Your faith has saved you.”
The priest asked that if you were to meet Jesus and he asked you, “What is it that you want from me?” what you would respond with. He discussed that some might ask for health, wealth, etc. I thought about my response to the question. I don’t have to think long to know my answer. If Jesus were to come to me right now and ask that question, I would answer, “Love….I want to experience love again.” I don’t want any of the riches in this world, for I know that I do not belong to this world. My real home is in heaven and this earth is only a temporary home for me. What I want is love. I always give my love out, but hardly get it in return. I want to feel loved. Now, I know that Jesus loves me and that his love for me is beyond what I can even comprehend, but sometimes it would be nice to have a human on this earth be able to say “I love you” to me and actually mean it. So, my answer to the question is love. I want love.