Many parishes will use the readings from Year A today. The Gospel reading is the story of the man born blind from John 9. Jesus heals a man who was born blind. It is one of the longest readings of the Church year.
When the man born blind returns to Jesus to thank Him for giving him his sight and to worship Him, 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.” Sounds a bit paradoxical, right?
Think of it in terms of “blind faith.” Many feel that blind faith is a bad thing. We must be thinking, critical and perhaps even skeptical. But trust in Jesus demands a certain degree of blind faith. We must allow Jesus to lead us as though we were blind. Those who can see will almost certainly stray from the path that Jesus leads on. And that straying from the path is sin.
Father, help us to become blind, that we may follow Jesus with unreserved trust. Amen.
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