Those words could very well be our cry for clarity in the way we “see” the world around us…those words may well be the exclamation of our deep desire to live more fully in Christ and to see as Jesus saw. We want to believe more, we want to see more…but we are hindered by our individual and collective blindness and it can hold us back from following Christ with complete and utter abandon. The Word we hear today is meant to stir us in our discipleship, to rouse our “Gospel sight” that we might see the world as God sees it…. that we might have our blindness removed and truly see the poor and marginalized as our sisters and brothers and reach out to them.
Let us pray that our church leaders may receive “Gospel sight”; that they might move definitively to end the coverup of the abuse scandal in our church and bring justice for all the victims. Let us pray for “Gospel eyes” that help us “to see” solutions to war and poverty, solutions for the hunger and suffering of immigrants, migrants and refugees sojourning around the globe searching for freedom and justice… searching for home. Let us pray “to see” solutions to end the racism and bigotry that divide our nation that we might live in peace and harmony, seeing each “other” as sister and brother.