12 February 2007


Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
Mk 8:11-13

In Tagalog, there is a pejorative definition about a person who plays blind: “nagbubulag-bulagan”. A person who is “nagbubulag-bulagan” is never a blind person. A blind person is a “bulag”. The fact that a person is “nagbubulag-bulagan” betrays that that person can see.

The Pharisees today is not “bulag”; they are “nagbubulag-bulagan”. They play blind to the many signs that point to Jesus as the Son of God. They are not congenitally blind nor are they blinded; they choose to blind themselves to Jesus’ signs. Showing them more signs is hopeless. It is like showing more pictures to a person whose eyes are closed.

Once, a nomad was asked, “How do you know that there is God?” “The same way I know that an animal has crossed the desert: by its footprints in the sand,” came the answer.

How do we know that Jesus is the Son of God? The same way we know that love has touched us. How do we know that love has touched us? The same way we know that Jesus is always in our midst.

Let us not be persons who are “nagbubulag-bulagan”. Let us keep our eyes open and be surprised by the wonderful signs of Jesus in our midst. Let us surprise others with the best sign that points to Jesus: loving like Jesus.


At 11:30 PM , Anonymous Bubut said...

Father God, help us that we will see you thru the daily situations in our lives. May we see sin the way you see it and help us to see the real You as we try to love you more.

God bless po...


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