Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Once Blind

Imagine the blind man in this morning’s Gospel. After years of groping and stumbling and bumping into; after years of being led and often fed, after years of painful isolation, today he receives his sight through Jesus’ most compassionate touch. Imagine this once blind man’s breathtaking privilege, as he gazes on the sublime beauty of God in Christ. He attains the desire of every disciple’s heart. Perhaps this alone was worth the pain and trial of all those years of fear and isolation.

So much changes for each of us, once the divine compassion of Christ Jesus interrupts our darkness and isolation. 

Photo by Charles O'Connor.