Today, Fr Paul Gooley reads from Luke’s Gospel (18: 35-43) in which Jesus heals the blind beggar saying, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has healed you’. Fr Paul says the Gospel today tells us that Jesus has arrived in Jericho. This is the last stop before Jesus goes to Jerusalem to suffer and die. Today we hear about a blind man by the road and when the blind man cries out to Jesus, we hear that his shouts bother the people with Jesus. Their reaction to his shouts is to tell the blind man to be quiet. But the blind man shouts all the louder and we now see the reaction of Jesus and that is to say to the people, who just tried to keep him quiet, to bring the blind man to Jesus. Jesus then asks the man a question – what do you want me to do for you? The blind man wants to see again and because of his faith Jesus cures the man. Once the healing is done the man now walks with Jesus along the road to Jerusalem and, in this way, he becomes a model disciple for us. Faith then, this Gospel teaches us, is a force that can transform a person. For our personal reflection today, Fr Paul invites us to ask ourselves, ‘Do I have faith in Jesus like the blind man?’