If I may ask, which of the five senses will you value most, though all are important? I believe most will value their sense of sight. This tells how a blind man can easily evoke ones sympathy; because when blind one is cut off from so much things and activities of life. We can imagine the circumstance of the man born blind and his joy in receiving his sight in the Gospel of today.
Blindness can be physical, spiritual or both ways. The man born blind was healed of his physical and spiritual blindness. In the case of the Pharisees they were not because something had blinded them seeing from their heart who Christ is and that was envy. In our time today, we still find such blindness in peoples hearts. People denying the truth for selfish reasons, refusing to acknowledge the good in others due to envy, jealousy and pride. We find other obstacles around us that can blind us both physically and spiritually. Like the blind man we need Jesus’ healing power to set us free of our blindness; so we can see things as they are and fully participate in the eternal life he has won for us. Spiritual blindness can always constitute an obstacle to authentic discipleship. We must constantly ask him to open the eyes of the heart so we can see fully to dwell in light.
Finally, God’s ways of seeing things are not our ways, God looks into the heart. So as children of light once we were in darkness but now enlighten by Christ. Let us live by the truth to see what is pleasing in God’s sight.
Wishing you all a heart full of God’s light and love to be shared with kindness to all you meet in this time of lent. May God bless you as you journey through the week. Amen.
Fr. Solomon