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Jesus Guide for the Blind

Third Sunday of Easter

“Lord, you will show us the path of life.”Ps. 16

That is why Jesus deserves our full and absolute trust, because He sees many things that we do not see, because our knowledge is limited and distorted.

“Now we see as if by mirror, darkly; But then we will see face to face. Now I know in part; But then I will know how I was known.
1 Cor 13:12

Just as the seer can help the blind a lot, so as not to stumble or put his foot in the well so Jesus is the most indicated to trace the path of Life, because only He knows it, with much more data than we have. Thus, we see helping those of Emmaus to understand everything that happened from the light of Scripture.

Many of us experience that same helplessness: Knowing that God exists, that He came to mark the path of life, and having to deal with the foolishness and blindness of those who dare to deny His mere existence, without giving themselves to the task or listening to topics, reasons, and simply making the bad decision to believe that everything was done alone and that a creator is not needed for the beauty of this creation to be made. came into existence; They just shut themselves off to thinking about it, and believing in something so fundamental that it has to do with the very meaning of life in this world.

Like the blindness of those who give their vote for the worst possible politicians, who already know that they are going to pass iniquitous, immoral laws that will bring death and social and economic destruction, but you cannot convince them that they should not vote for that candidate or party, because they do not want to hear such a thing, nor listen to the opposition, They just want to continue being deceived by the same means that has been deceiving and indoctrinating them, and as a saying goes, many prefer to continue being deceived than having to recognize that they were deceived.

Thus, many are like blind, thinking that God does not exist or believing that the bad guy is the good guy, but they don’t want to see Him any other way. And those of us who are sure of its existence, who experience it and have seen it again and again, feel the helplessness of not being able to do anything to open the eyes of those blind and the ears of those deaf, because they do not want to see, nor do they want to hear anymore.

It is the worst misfortune that a human being can suffer, the STAGNANCY, which occurs when he decides to close his ear and not want to know more, as if he were God; he believes that he already knows everything, that he already knows the truth and does not want to continue listening, learning, much less is he willing to change his positions. That’s being tightly sealed. It is pitiful and worthy of compassion, worse than paralyzed legs, it is the soul that was atrophied unable to advance further in its development.

We cannot lose hope, as God does not lose it with any of us, nor did He lose it with His disciples, with patience He taught them again and again, with words and deeds, with examples and miracles, He always accompanied them. We must act as He did, with our relatives and acquaintances, with patience, prayer, reasons… and hope that one day they will open themselves to God and the light will come to them, so that they can follow their progress and spiritual maturity. JS not only guides us but gives us back our sight. HE IS OUR LIGHT.

Readings for the Week

Monday: Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30; Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 16:15- 20
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6:44-51
Friday: Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: Acts 9:31-42; Ps 116:12-17; Jn 6:60-69
Sunday: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23:1-6; 1 Pt 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10