When the disciples saw a man who was blind from birth, they asked Jesus, “Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man or his parents?”
Jesus replied, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that the acts of God may be revealed through what happens to him”.
Jesus then made mud with spit, rubbed it on the man’s eyes and told him to, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam”. When the man washed, he was able to see. (John 9:1-12)
This was one of six miracles associated with blindness and recorded in the Gospels. However, it was the only one where the person was born blind.
Jesus used the occasion to show God’s great power and glory through the man’s healing.
Lord Jesus, deepen my faith in You and thank you for having revealed to us God’s unimaginable glory.
Prayer: Abandonment (Charles de Foucauld)
Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you;
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve
and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father. Amen.