March 16, 2020
There is an old saying that “there is no one as blind as he who will not see”. Jesus gave sight to the blind man in today’s gospel, and he tried to give new sight to all, including the Pharisees. But some refused to open their eyes and see. They preferred to keep their eyes closed and to miss out on the opportunities for life and grace that he was giving them. This is our choice, as the power of God is great, but is limited by our lack of will to accept His grace. Our sinfulness reflects that blindness to the light of Christ, choosing to remain in the dark and allow fear to continue to control us. Sight and light will give us the courage to walk with Christ and to proclaim by our words and actions, “Lord, I believe”.