What does it mean to be blind?
If we, who once had this sense of sight and lost it, try to think how it would feel to live in eternal blindness. Never to see the sun, never to see the faces of loved ones, and never to see the beauty of nature. A misfortune but as Christians, people who should live everyday with God, they can sustain such disasters. It is very easy. Every sin causes our blindness every sinner is blind because he does not see the beauty of goodness. "Blind", in today's gospel is the image that everyone knows who God "IS", but they do not "SEE" Him.
Fortunately, in life this poor man from the gospel appeared to Jesus who ordered him to go to the pool and wash away his blindness. In this moment his life changed and we can just imagine how he felt when he saw the world.
We are half way through our Lenten journey and, for no reason, we hear this episode today. Maybe God wants to show us that we do not see everything and despite that we try to live a good life. Maybe our vision of faith is notas clear as it once was. Maybe, we do not have any bad habits, sins, or causes that make it difficult to see God. But, I must ask myself, did I recognize God today, in the people I met?
It is difficult to believe that everything that is going on around us is from His will. It is natural, that as we age we are losing our vision, but in the case of our faith, as we age, the vision of our faith should be stronger and more clear.
For sure, the blind man in today's gospel did not have the smallest hope for change. For sure, he did not think he could begin to see. The same is with us, often we do not believe that we can change something in our life. Not only do we not have strength or power but change seems to be non-existent.
Or is it?
Today a miracle occurred which was not possible. The next miracle can be in my encounters.