S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sunday Reflections: "I can see!"

This Fourth Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday, presents to us the story of the blind man that Jesus healed. The man, blind from birth, was made to see.

Jesus in the Gospel juxtapose the blind man's incapacity to see with the pharisees' perfect sight. It seemed that the blind man was the one who can see -- he recognized Jesus, yet the pharisees, though perfect in vision, was recalcitrant in recognizing Jesus.

Perhaps Lent is the best opportunity for us to examine our very selves. How many times have we been blinded from the "essential" of our Life? How many times have we failed to recognize Jesus in our midst?

May Jesus heal our blindness and our insensitivity to His presence. May we truly see, and live in the Light. Amen.


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