Saturday, March 24, 2018

Not just seeing things, but seeing into things

Morning: Psalms 137:1-9, 144; Exodus 10:21-11:8; 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
What do we make of the things we see?  I visited Jericho once, and was astounded to be in the place where Jesus healed the blind man.  But I remember looking at a beautiful fruitstand laden with multiple varieties of oranges, just as 3 warplanes flashed overhead … it was shocking and strange. Jesus restored the man’s sight. But isn’t the story also about our capacity to see beneath the surface of things, to see into things and to understand?  If I ask Jesus for anything, it’s for insight into all that I find shocking and strange in the world.

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