I was watching the film Guru, where the main character comes upon a village of blind people and tries to convince them there is a world filled with sight, and if they just listened to him, they would see! I found many similarities between this fictional, literal scenario and the real metaphorical ways we are “blind” today.
The culture around us causes us to become blind: blind to our marriage vows, blind to parenting responsibilities, blind to family, and blind to our image as Christians in society. We must “open our eyes” to these parts of our lives to see what truly matters to us. Jesus was considered radical in his time for preaching against traditional beliefs and authority, and we must follow if we are to truly “see.”
How are we blind lately? What are we ignoring because it is seen as a societal truth?
Friends, we pray today for our eyes to be opened and our hearts renewed! Let us go and preach God’s Word!
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!