John 9.1-41

Jesus clears the sight of each heart so that the truth becomes clear and our prejudices fall away.

And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42.16)

The Blind Men

“Master, what caused this man’s blindness?
His parents’ sin or just his own?”
“He is this way to bear witness,
That through him, God’s works might be shown.”

He smeared a mix of spit and clay
On the man’s eyes, giving him sight;
Even this healing could not sway
Their disbelief as dark as night.

The Pharisees questioned the man;
He bore witness unto his cure:
“Who could do this? – no sinner can!
He is from God – now I am sure!”

They recoiled and threw him out.
“Do you believe?” Jesus asked him;
“I do believe, Lord, without doubt!”
He knelt, with sight no longer dim.

The light of truth sets the blind free;
The blind of heart no longer see.

May the Light of the World enlighten our hearts and heal any blindness that keeps us from knowing the fullness of Truth.