The Journey 102: Transformation In My Community
Read: Mark 10:46-52
Last week on April 6th, thirty-nine young women recently completed a 21-day march for life. These thirty nine young woman started their journey on March 17th, culminated their walk on the courthouse steps in Dallas, calling themselves “ Back to Life”, walking so that their voices could be heard. Voices of several woman which has been stiffiled, voices of pain that have come out of the agony that woman go through when they are forced to do abortion. These young women were strong and courageous who came from the length and breadth of the nation. Some were post-abortive patients while some survivors of abortion, others were stirred by this national calamity and hence decide to walk for life, to raise an awareness and also to make others feel that it is time that the voice of these woman be heard. Together, these women represent the stand for life in the midst of a culture of death . Each day as the team walked they had a different prayer focus related to abortion. Topics like apathy, eugenics, fueling abortion through sexual immorality, sexual purity, and children: a most precious gift were all included for prayer. According to one of the walker Danielle, she says that “I believe that there are moments that the Lord has created to shift the course of history and that this walk is one of those moments for the ending of abortion.”. As they ended their symbolic journey and the women and other prayer warriors and pro-life supporters prayed for God’s forgiveness for the innocent blood that has been shed through abortion in the past 39 years . They have only one hope that one day : Their voice will be heard”. Transformation in our community is all about not only raising our voice but also taking steps that our voice is heard.
This week we are meditating on the theme “ Transformation in my community”. The portion that we are meditating today is from the Mark 10:46-52. It is all about a blind beggar who makes the effort so that his voice is heard. Here is a blind man who is subjected to all sorts of injustice, pain and suffering because of his physical condition. Realizing that Jesus was passing through the streets on his way to Jerusalem, the blind beggar shouts for mercy and help. But instead of helping the blind beggar, the people who were close to Jesus rebukes him and tells him to keep quiet. Or in other way here is a group of people trying their level best to stifle the voice of the suffering person. But it is here that the blind beggar does not get cowed down by the opposition of the crowd, on the contrary, raises his voice again and then we find, Jesus calling him to his presence and asking him about his need. Jesus commended the blind beggar for his faith, and he is healed. I believe this blind beggar represents all the people who feel that they have no voice or their voice are stifled. This blind beggar represents all the people who are suffering injustice but do not have the guts to raise their voice or make an effort so that their voice will be heard.
If transformation in our community has to take place each of us has to see to it that we make an effort to raise our voice against the injustice that we see in our society, or at least create an awareness or empower the people who go through suffering so that they are able to make an effort so that their feeble voice could be heard.
Let us raise our voice or help others to make their voice heard