Be Healed Of Our Blindness

Post date: Mar 29, 2014 2:33:50 PM

In the first reading, God’s choice of David as the next king shows that ‘God does not see as man sees’. While man focuses on appearances, God looks at the heart. Man is blind to the ways of God. The second reading highlights that we were once in darkness and could not see the truth but we now live in the light marked by ‘complete goodness and right living and truth’. The healing of the blind man in today’s gospel exposes the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees. The blind man possesses spiritual insight and is able to recognize Christ as the Messiah. In contrast, the Pharisees who have physical sight are blinded by their closed mind and narrow prejudice and fail to see the truth. The core of today’s message is summed up in Jesus’ words, ‘I have come into this world so that those without sight may see and those with sight turn blind’. Let us reflect on the areas of our own blindness and pray that we may be healed by God of our blindness.