One day, when Jesus was with his disciples some people came to ask him if he was the one everyone had been waiting for, or if someone else was coming later. Rather than saying, “yes, I am” or “no, I'm not,” Jesus said, “The blind see, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.” (Matthew 11:5) Why do you think he answered the way he did? Do you think he answered their question?
The Jews were waiting for a messiah, someone who would come and make their country what it was always supposed to be, a wonderful place to live, where no one lacked any good thing. So instead of saying, “yes, I am the one for whom you have been waiting,” he told them all the things that were happening that they had been waiting to happen. Rather than telling them, he showed them the answer. At the beginning of October, some dentists and an eye doctor along with some helpers came to Arequipa to help the people here see better and have healthier mouths. Rather than telling the people here about Jesus, they showed who Jesus is by their actions. What are some of the ways you can tell others about Jesus by what you do? How can we show others that Jesus is still here today, and he wants to make their life better?