with new vision

Dec 3, 2021

Many people cope with the miraculous by reducing it to what they can understand perhaps suggesting that Jesus just increased the blind man’s psychological vision, or opened his eyes of faith rather than actually restoring his physical sight.

The gospel truth is that Jesus did give the man physical sight. But the really good news is that this is not the best thing that happened to the man-born-blind that day.

Deep within the healthy human is a longing for much more than sight and sound and legs and arms and houses and land and money. This deep desire is planted in every human heart. This longing is the question to which Jesus is the answer. And this is the great miracle we see Jesus working in today’s Gospel reading.

In the same way Christ enables us to look beyond our present struggles and anxieties to the real answer to all our human desires.

This is the fact that gives a person vision.

You might like to…

  • Take a few moment now to invite Jesus to reveal to you your deepest human desires, and invite Jesus to satisfy these longings.

3 Comments

  1. Completely excellent advice. He does speak when you ask.

    Reply
    • Garth
      Thanks for that John, In 84 years Jesus has never Failed to Surprise me.

      Reply
  2. Perfect words – as always – to inspire and lift you away from the immediate and urgent everyday life problems – Thank You !

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

culture & faith

culture & faith

Today we mark 183 years since the first signatures were put to the Treaty of Waitangi

living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good