Today's readings have to do with vision. In the first reading from 1 Samuel 16, the LORD says to Samuel: "Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the LORD looks into the heart."
In the second reading from Ephesians 5, St. Paul talks about darkness and light, and writes, "Everything exposed by the light becomes visible." And our Gospel reading from John 9 is the story of Jesus healing the man born blind.
Do you ever thank God for your eyesight? For those of us that can see, we probably take it for granted. Today, though, let's think not only about our eyesight, but our vision. Let's go to a deeper level. What if we could see the way God sees? What if we could look at people the way Jesus looked at people? Getting past the visual and truly trying to "see" them with spiritual eyes. Let's ask God today to give us true vision.
Father, we thank you for the amazing ability to be able to see. Help us to have your eyes - the eyes of Christ - that we may truly see. Amen.