In this past Monday’s Gospel, Jesus heals a blind man. The Lord asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
Taking this story as their inspiration, many of the Fathers of the Church said that it is through Christ’s power and presence that we are able to see the world aright. The problem is that we pretend we are not sinners, we become blind to our blindness. Often the most important step in one’s spiritual development is an awakening to just how lost one is.
[Reflection taken from the daily message of Bishop Robert Barron.]
We ALL struggle with being blind to our (own) blindness, but amazingly want to take the “spec” out of our brother’s eye, to borrow from another Gospel passage. ~Fr. John
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