On My Journey to Bethlehem

And out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see. Isaiah 29V18

Sometimes the Lord seems to really want to catch our attention. Like most years, this year, I fretted about whether should I try to write my thoughts down about Advent, what will my topic be, and what will people think? Then in the quiet moment, if I listen, it may come to me. Like in years past, a whisper, in a blink of an eyelash, a thought takes root in my mind and it needs to percolate, brew, and finally sometimes in the early morning hours, I will formulate something. This year it is my five senses and how can I be more grateful for them and use them for God’s glory.

Yesterday, I had my yearly eye exam, which really was my two-year exam, because of COVID and all. Thanks be to God all was fine. Even my prescription remained the same. How thankful I can be for healthy eyes!

Today, the readings leaped out at me both figuratively and literally. The first reading was from Isaiah 29V18, out of the gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see.

Our Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 27v1 The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Even the gospel acclamation: Behold, our Lord shall come with power;
he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.

Finally,  in Matthew’s gospel 9v27-31 Jesus cures two blind men.

John’s gospel 9:1-38 has the same account of Jesus curing one blind man. But leave it to Matthew, he has Jesus curing two blind men, Matthew wants to make sure we get the message, Jesus came to cure all people.

I think the Lord may be trying to tell me I need to move out of my comfort box and think about not only using my vision to see the world around me and be thankful but perhaps to check out my spiritual vision as well.  

I’m not sure where that thought came from or if there is such a thing or what it might be but while researching spiritual vision I found one definition, “Spiritual Vision” begins with believing and putting your full trust in Jesus.

Again, Jesus may be trying to get my attention.

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