Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 29:17-24 & Matt 9:27-31
Christ Jesus, heal us of our blindness…
So often our spiritual blindness is a collective activity. Jacobs children, the twelve tribes of Israel, became blind spiritually as a group in much the same ways we go astray today. Just as ‘we’ build up each others’ faith, so ‘we’ can build up untruths, judgments and prejudices, god-less ideologies and many other varieties of disconnection from the love and the truth of God. When I am complicit with others in these ways, it is hard to see my own blindness. The good news for both the Jews and for any of us today, as individuals or as ‘us’, is the incarnation of Christ Jesus who does have mercy on us when we ask him to let us see again. Christ Jesus, heal us of our blindness.
On that day the deaf shall hear the words of the scroll, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see. (Isaiah 29)
Soli ad gloriam dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.