DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Blindness” – Suffering: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the blind man in Bethsaida. Ponder on, “Physical blindness” is a tragic suffering; “emotional blindness” is a greater suffering. However, “spiritual blindness” is the greatest of all sufferings, because we do not know, love and serve God, and we are not concerned about Eternal Salvation.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida, and some people brought to him a blind man whom they begged him to touch. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village.
Then, putting spittle on his eyes and laying his hands on him, he asked, ‘Can you see anything?’
The man, who was beginning to see, replied, ‘I can see people; they look like trees as they walk around.’ Then he laid his hands on the man’s eyes again and he saw clearly; he was cured, and he could see everything plainly and distinctly. And Jesus sent him home, saying, ‘Do not even go into the village.’