|Our Lord Heals the Blind Man|
"And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him, Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole." --Holy Gospel according to St. Luke XVIII, 40-42
Two examples from the life-giving and expiating words of the Holy Gospels where those who believe are healed by Faith in God. Both men were ardently and hastily seeking Jesus that He would heal them and the Lord took pity and told them that their Faith had made them whole or healed. Their physical conditions (being paralyzed and being blind respectively) are representative of our sinful nature and how we are powerless to do anything about them through our own power, but through belief in God our sins are covered and we are made new.
But why do we continue in our sins? Well, from what I've experience personally and observed, none of us run to the Sacrament of Penance or go through crazy measures (like creating a whole in the roof of a crowded place and lowering ourselves in just to get to Christ) to be healed. The blind man was rebuked for crying out to God to have mercy on him, but he cried out even louder. I think I definitely need to show God much more effort and haste when seeking to be united with Him, instead of wondering whether or not I'm ready for forgiveness etc etc. If I'm not ready, I'm not ready, but try anyways (our priests are supposed to determine whether or not we receive absolution, not us).
The other important thing is both of these men had Faith, and they didn't hesitate. That's our problem today. We hesitate too much because we reason with ourselves how improbable things are instead of letting God be in control. That, or we dont' want to give up our sins. Or both. These are very hard hurdles for me to jump over. Maybe it's not as bad as it seems all the time; it may be me trying to protect myself from spiritual pride and arrogance.
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice." (Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Romans IV, 3)