In the first reading today from Isaiah 29, the Lord God says through the prophet: “And out of the gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see.” If you had to guess what the Gospel reading would be about, what would your guess be? Jesus giving sight to a blind man? Well, you’re half right!
In the Gospel reading from Matthew 9, Jesus gives sight to not one, but two blind men. They both cry out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” Jesus then asks them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” When they reply, “Yes, Lord,” He touches them and their eyes are opened. They can see!
We are blinded by many things. Beauty, greed, prejudice, lust, even love. Sometimes we let our emotions overtake us, and our vision gets cloudy. We don’t see things as they really are. It happens to all of us. It is only when we learn to see things through the lens of Jesus that our eyes can truly be open. Do you believe that Jesus can clear your vision?
Father, you know that we, too, are blind in so many ways. Open our eyes to see as you see, Lord. Amen.