In the gospel, Jesus healed the blind man who showed great faith. The man’s sight was restored, but was he the one that was really blind? What about the crowd who was so annoyed by Bartimaeus calling out to Jesus? They may have been able to see physically, but the eyes of their souls were closed to Bartimaeus – and possibly even to Jesus. Perhaps the miracle was for the benefit of the crowd even more than it was for the blind man himself.
What is it that we have difficulty seeing? What are we blind to – either intentionally or subconsciously? What in us is really in need of healing? Do we have the faith and the courage to ask Jesus for spiritual healing, or are we too proud?
Do we have difficulty seeing Christ in others? How about the person who cut you off in traffic or someone who has treated you with aggression or lack of consideration? Do we see only at surface level, or do we take the time to see deeper?