Imagine being blind. Imagine being born blind.
What would you see?
The blind man in the Gospel in this Sunday's Scrutinies saw a lot of poverty. He went hungry, shivered in the cold, suffered alone. He was homeless, unclean, wretched.
And when Jesus rubbed mud on his eyes and told him to wash in the Siloam. Then what did he see?
He told everyone about how this man had given him sight, how he must be a prophet of sorts.
We're not all really blind, as this man was. But we are all blind to something. Some of us are blind to our own worth, to others' worth, to God's compassion, to others' needs, and the list goes on and on. But Jesus saw the man's blindness and healed him. He sees our blindness too and wishes to heal us in the same way. We have a lot of things that we could be seeing and if we simply accept Jesus' healing, we'll see them all.
But that's not always easy. Seeing our own worth or seeing others' needs comes with the responsibility to start acting like we see those things. And that is difficult.
But what if this blind man had been given sight and then acted as though nothing were different? How could he?
So as you continue to journey through these last seventeen days of Lent, ask God to see yourself, see his people, see his grace, mercy, and love, more and more. And when you see them, make like the blind man and tell the world. Because when you've been blind and can now see, and truly see... how can you be the same after that?
Have a sightful day