READING I: James 1:19-27
RESPONSORIAL: Psalms 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5
GOSPEL: Mark 8:22-26
We are not told, but perhaps it is a reflection of the humanity of Jesus that he made a mistake in applying the paste or made some other mistake. Whatever the reason we learn from this incident that if something God appears to be doing in our lives is not running smoothly we should stick with it. If it is of God all shall work out for the best, for at the second attempt the man could see perfectly. If I was blind I would give a doctor as many attempts as he wanted as long as there was hope. We need to stick with God no matter how we perceive things to be going!