Eyes Wide Open 10/9/22
The account of the blind man is fascinating. Jesus heals a man who was blind from birth. However, it is not his physical sight that concerns Jesus the most. From the beginning of this encounter, Jesus knew that this man was ready to see with spiritual eyes. So, Jesus began a relationship with this man. First by addressing his physical need and then his spiritual need. The man was blind physically and spiritually, but through his relationship with Jesus, his eyes were opened. The religious leaders, on the other hand, continued to close their spiritual eyes. Their biggest concern was to assert their religious authority. They would hold true to their spiritual blindness to the point of cruelty. We all have a choice. Will we embrace our own desires, our own human will, and our beliefs? Will we choose to remain spiritually blind, or will we embrace the gift of sight that Jesus desires for all of us?