When Jesus heals the blind man at Bethesda, he recovers his sight gradually. This powerful experience gives witness to the normal course of conversion. After we say “yes” to Jesus, we change for the better each day. Am I patient with God and myself? Do I leave room for gradual growth? Can I let go and acknowledge that God sets the pace?

O gracious God, may I be bolstered by patience. May I leave myself and You room for me to grow today.