So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage; get up, he is calling you." He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied to him, "Master, I want to see." Jesus told him, "Go your way; your faith has saved you." Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way. (Mark 10:49-52)
I thought it would take some serious reflection to know what to ask Jesus for, but it didn't. Before Mass I had been talking to Jesus about my weaknesses and the petition that jumped to mind - well, more like a series of petitions, one building upon the other - was "Lord, I want to see myself and the world with Your eyes. I want to have Your will so that I can commit myself to doing what is good. I want Your heart to truly love the people in my life the way You want. I can't do it on my own. I want You to live in me." And when I received Jesus in Communion I invited Him to do just that, to give me His strength go home and do the work I needed to do, the way He wanted me to. (It was a "laundry list" kind of day.)
So friends, what about you? Jesus is asking, "What do you want me to do for you?" What do you really need?