A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

I want to see

There are many kinds of blindness.

Physical blindness is perhaps the least insidious.

There are many other kinds of blindness: kinds of blindness both insidious and deadly.

The blindness of selfishness.

The blindness of lust, of gluttony, and of other fleshy desires.

The blindness of hate and of anger.

The blindness of depression.

The blindness of this world’s propaganda.

There are many, many more blind people in the world than we might think.

Indeed, we ourselves can be and are blind.

No matter what kind of blindness afflicts us, we can put ourselves in the place of the blind man in today’s Gospel (Mark 10:46-52).

"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.

No matter what kind of blindness afflicts us, may we say to Jesus, “Lord, I want to see.”

May He heal us of our blindness and may we follow Him on His way.