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.