In order to to properly understand today’s gospel passage we need to understand that the city of Jericho is symbolic of sinfulness.  Thus, the miracle of healing the blind man is meant to convey the lesson that Jesus came to heal all of us from our own spiritual blindness.

As Jesus approached Jericho
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him,
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
The people walking in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent,
but he kept calling out all the more,
“Son of David, have pity on me!”
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?”
He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
He immediately received his sight
and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

What blinds you spiritually?  Are you willing to let Jesus heal you?

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One Response to Blindness

  1. Nancy Novicki says:

    None so blind as him who will not see! More than willing!

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