Spiritual Blindness and Spiritual Deafness
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
This verse from today’s gospel reading is addressed to those disciples committed to following Jesus. They are reminded that they are seeing what so many longed for, and hearing what so many hoped for. Given the salvific life death and resurrection, there is no need for us to have spiritual blindness or spiritual deafness.
And there is no better time for us to realize this than the season of Advent. It is the time when we are challenged to slow down, to open our eyes, listen attentively to God’s word, and to seek out God’s presence more clearly. It is the time when we need to be ever more patient and eager to find the presence of God in our lives.