Lent 4: Curing of the man born blind...The light of Christ, the healing presence of God, can open our eyes, minds and hearts to see things as they really are, with their full meaning. The Spirit can continue to remove the filters that insulate us from seeing clearly. Who do we not care to see, what do we not want to know—from what blindness do we need to be healed? How are we being called to serve, with open minds and hearts, to bring the light of Christ to the world?
“God’s world is a world where everyone feels responsible for the other, for the good of the other…In reflection, fasting and prayer, each of us deep down should ask ourselves: Is this really the world that I desire? Is this really the world that we all carry in our hearts? Is the world that we want really a world of harmony and peace, in ourselves, in our relations with others, in families, in cities, in and between nations?” Pope Francis, 9/7/13