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Matthew 9:27-34, Was Blind But Now I See

Key Verse

Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And their eyes were opened.
— Matthew 9:29-30a

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, June 22, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

These two blind men followed Jesus and cried out for mercy, for healing. They wanted their sight restored. Jesus asked them, “do you believe I am able to do this?” and they answered, “Yes!” It was not necessarily Jesus’ miraculous power that restored their sight, but their faith that such a thing was possible.

I can be pretty blind sometimes. Blind to the needs of my neighbors, blind to the plight of the oppressed. I am blind in part because I was raised in a culture that taught me in no uncertain terms that as a white, straight, cisgender, educated person, I was entitled to privileges I did not earn. I am blind in part because it is easier not to see.

I know Jesus can restore my sight if I only ask, if I only have faith that it’s possible. I follow Jesus, crying out for mercy, for healing, so that I can be more fully a part of God’s diverse and beloved community. Honestly, it’s painful to see things as they are, but so long as I stumble blindly in my privilege, I exclude myself from the exquisite beauty of my human family.

Gracious God, restore to me the ability to see my neighbors, that I might love them fully in your name. Amen.

 

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