Blind Men and Women
Last weekend’s gospel about the healing of the blind man caused me to think about my own kinds of blindness. Here’s my story.
Do you remember how some medieval heretics were burned at the stake over questions about what revolved around what? Was it the sun around the earth or the earth around the sun? In a similar way I’m guilty of my own occasional planetary heresy. It’s called ‘Thinking the World Revolves Around Me’.
Here are my symptoms. When I feel overwhelmed by too much stuff or I think I got the short end of the stick or I’m in a funky mood, I can fairly easily slide into a kind of ‘pity-party’ for myself. When I do that, I’m like the blind man. I don’t see the blessings and graces that are all over the place! I hate that when it happens.
So I pray that the Lord will heal me from my self-centered blindness and from other blindness too…like taking things for granted or judging people before I know their stories.