How can I help?

But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
via USCCB | NAB – March 3, 2011.

This shows us the two things to do when confronted with those in dire need.  1) We are to encourage them and point them to Jesus.  (“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”) and 2) Do as Jesus did and ask how we can help. (Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”).

And what is needed if we are the ones afflicted…keep calling out, then throw off all that binds us, and take a leap towards Jesus. (He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus)

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