July 7

 Reflection

Master, I want to see.
Mark 10:51

Sometimes our blind spots paralyze and confuse us. We all have them. Often they are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. Then, suddenly, we may experience a moment when a person, a situation, an unexpected event enters our lives. The impact enables us to risk asking ourselves “Is there something I don’t see?”  Once that question is verbalized, whether interiorly or exteriorly, change is possible. Life shifts.

Prayer

Master, I want to see.

Action

Reflect on what prevents you from seeing clearly. Have you ever been offered a chance to ”see”? Have you taken the risk? Where are you now?

Suggested Reading


“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
Mark 10:46 – 52


O God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.
Psalm 30:2

If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognize those who need our help.
Pope Francis

 The work of spirituality is to look with a different pair of eyes beyond what Merton calls “the shadow and the disguise” of things until you can see them in their connectedness and wholeness.
Richard Rohr 

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

 Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.
Japanese Proverb

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen

 The best vision is insight.
Malcolm Forbes

 Your sight must become an insight; it must be turned within and used to purify and clarify your mind.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

 Knowing it and seeing it are two different things.
Suzanne Collins

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

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