Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you."
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In today's Gospel we see Jesus preparing the way for us as adopted children of God. Have you ever noticed that when he heals outcasts in these Gospel passages that he doesn't say "your faith has healed you"? He says "your faith has saved you" He says the same thing in chapter 17 to the leper and in chapter 7 to the sinful woman when he forgives her sins. These are all people who were outcasts from traditional Jewish society. These are all people who had no place in God's family. But by saving them instead of simply healing, Jesus sets them, and us, up for adoption. I am grateful to be an adopted child of God.