Wednesday, June 13, 2018
While Christ continued His journey, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” to this Christ responded, This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him…” – John 9:1-3
The simple answer to the question asked by the disciples would be, “No, neither!” But Christ then followed up with a miracle, a parable by example about the worth of people, even people society might consider deficient.
“His blindness will prove to be something glorious, something that will prove of great worth, something that will be remembered and talked about from this moment on!” What if this man was not blind he would have been but a figure in the crowd. But because he was blind he brought his blindness into service for the Lord.
Loved Ones, we all have our imperfections. Even our eventual “perfection”, our More Perfect Love, will include our imperfections now place in holy use. People may have their sins, people may have their broken places, people may have their disabilities, but people are not defective. No, people and their imperfections are here to be an aspect of God’s Glory being made manifest in this human experience.
And yet, in spite of all that we have learned, too many still hold that our imperfections must be caused by something sinful. That somehow God made certain people superior and certain people inferior. No, that is not at all in God’s heart. We are all “imperfect” in one way or another; it just is in the caprice within the complexity of life. And we are all, we the imperfect, are here so that works of God might be displayed in our living.
Always in Christ’s Service,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz