On this last Sunday of October, as we look in just a few days to the Feast of All Saints, would that we of faith would learn from this Jericho beggar, who like all the saints of God, sees in Jesus the One worthy of our devotions. And what would that lesson be? That no matter what life kicks up in our faces, all of us are poor and blind and just a bit weary from what life's road has done to us. But Jesus passes by, and if we dare shout his name, he would give us the gift of sight, the gift to “look out” and see a world made new by the touch of his loving hand.
- Deacon Robert