Reflections: One of the most skilful physiotherapists I have known was blind. However, he had an amazing capacity to feel out what was happening in the body with his hands. He could really perceive what was going on under the skin. Paul uses the image of blindness to point out where real insight lies. Hope or disappointment, life or death, power or weakness all relate to how we perceive Jesus Christ, because in seeing Jesus aright we then see God. To see truly is to have insight into Jesus in the same way my friend had insight into the body.
Activity: Recall some of the stories about Jesus, his parables, his miracles, his dealings with different people.
Questions: What does Jesus’ teaching and activity show us about God?
Prayer: Lord of heaven, we are too often limited to our own time, community and concerns. May you impress upon my heart who you are, what you like and how you work through your glorious image, Jesus. Amen.