Today’s Gospel reading from John 9 is the story of the healing of the man born blind. It is a story of darkness and light. (St. John was big on the theme of darkness and light.)
Jesus and His disciples come upon a man who was born blind. Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” He then heals the man of his blindness. After a lengthy discourse with the Jews and the healed man, Jesus says, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”
Our blindness has nothing to do with our eyes. It is spiritual blindness – a failure to recognize our own sinfulness. Oddly enough, that blindness comes with great vision – we so easily see fault in others. Let us pray that we may become blind, so that we may truly see the Light.
Father, we pray that you will give us true vision, that we may see through the eyes of Christ, who is the Light of the World. Amen.