Thursday, September 10, 2020

Can a blind person guide another blind person?

“Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?" (Luke 6: 39).

Friday 11th September 2020, 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.

Whom did Jesus call the blind in the Gospel?
"Let them [Pharisees] alone; they are blind guides (of the blind). If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15: 14).

The dictionary defines pharasaical spirit as: "Adjective. Of or relating to the Pharisees.  Practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical."

Do you know any such persons in your community? Do you know anyone who advocates the strictest law and order except when their children are involved.  Sometime ago, the daughter of a law and order judge in Texas was speeding drunk after midnight and had an accident. An undocumented immigrant who witnessed the accident went to help her until the police arrived at the scene. Her law and order father and judge argued in court that the immigrant who was at the scene to help his daughter should be disqualified as a witness and arrested as an illegal immigrant.

"I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." (Hosea 6: 6).
When a blind judge guides another blind judge, will not the two judges fall into the ditch? Jesus defines His mission thus:
"I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me." (John 18: 37).

Do you seek the truth? Do you endeavor to learn more and more about the truth that is Jesus? Can you stand up to what is right and the truth like the undocumented immigrant in Texas? If you answer Yes to all the questions, then you are not far from salvation. Now commit yourself to evangelization, to leading people to the truth.

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