Description: Take a look at how Jesus did ministry, using Luke 18:35-43. We are all in situations where people around us could benefit from knowing Jesus, but they ignore Him, or from being healed by Jesus, but they don’t trust Him, or from seeing His activity in their trials more clearly, but they’re blind to it. We want to help them. We try to help them, but more often than not they refuse what we offer, right? What can we learn from Jesus’ style of ministry?
1. Jesus did not zero in on the blind man and march over to him to tell him that He could be healed. The blind man had to go to Him.
2. Because the man asked Jesus for sight, he received his healing and his conversion. When Jesus pointed out that it was the man’s faith that had healed him, He affirmed his conversion.
Ideas for use: Ministry meetings, staff meeting, parish missions, stewardship, and evangelization planning, RCIA team and sponsors, etc.