Lenten Reflection

There are those who believe that we live in an age when miracles

have ceased, but I know better. Miracles abound—we just

don’t always recognize them. Those cured of physical blindness

perceive the world to be made of light; the same is true of those

cured of spiritual blindness. What seemed dark and hopeless

suddenly becomes a path to glory. The psalmist reflects this spiritual

vision when he prays in perhaps the best-known psalm,

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil; for thou art with me” (Psalm 23:4).

 

Today there are eye surgeries that allow people to see clearly

without corrective lenses. We need the “surgery of the cross” to

restore our vision, allowing us to see the world as God sees it. The

person filled with the Light perceives light, even in apparent

total darkness. As we read in the Gospel of Matthew: “The eye

is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body

will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body

will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how

great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22–23).

Lord Jesus, touch our eyes that we might see!

 

 

"michael dubruiel"

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