Do you have a Spiritual Blind spot? Our reading from John 9:1-41, this morning is full of them. Starting with the disciples who think that the Blind man was born that way as a result of either his or his parent’s sin or the Pharisees who were so caught up with their own rules and way of doing things that they couldn’t recognize God’s power at work or in fact that Jesus was the Son of God. In spite of having the blind man explain to them in multiple ways the miracle of God’s love, the Pharisees remain unable or unwilling to see. Their blindness is far worse than that of the man born blind and while his eyes are opened theirs remain firmly shut. As a result they are unable to recognize or give thanks for the presence of living God at work in their midst.
We too can be spiritually blind when we fail to recognize God’s amazing, transforming and healing power at work in our lives. Jesus, “The light of the world,” has given us new life and through the work of the Holy Spirit continues to bring his light and love into our lives and our hurting world. Let me invite you to take some time in your Lenten reflections this week to open your eyes and give thanks for the good things God has Given you.
Till next time….Andrew.
Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills