As children, some of us were known to be champion pesterers. We would whine and beg our parents for something, and sometimes we could go on and on for hours or even days. After a while, our parents may give in to our whining, though sometimes they may not give us what we want. When we grew up and were pursuing our degree, many of us would "pester" our tutors and professors for help or better grades. Once again, we may get what we want, sometimes we may not get what we want. If you notice, whether you get what you want or not is not the main point. The main point is that you would have pestered for it patiently, persistently and consistently, hoping that you get it in the end. But when it comes to asking God for something, how many of us are willing to be just as patient, persistent and consistent in asking for it?
In today's Gospel, we come across the blind man who wanted Jesus to heal him. The blind man said: "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me." Even though people in front scolded him and told him to keep quiet, he shouted all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me." Eventually, the blind man was healed, because he had faith in Jesus. What about us? Do we have faith in Jesus like the blind man has? Are we willing to be patient, persistent and consistent in asking Jesus for help? May we not be so easily defeated but persevere and trust in God, knowing that He will do what is best for us.