A beautiful day out on the water, a few clouds within the blue sky, the water is calm making the canoe glide through the water with each stroke of the paddle, as you look out ahead to see what’s in front of you in the water, look deeper into the horizon, to see where the water touches the sky. Does the water really touch the sky? when you look deeply into what you see, then you will have the answer to this question of reality.
As we walk through yet another journey of Lent and well into this journey, let us look deeply into the scripture for this 4th Sunday of Lent. Sometimes bad things happen even within the good, which makes it even more important for us to look deeply into ourselves, so we can see why these happen, as we move forward through this journey. Jesus came upon a man who was born being blind, Jesus then padded his eyes with clay and told the man to wash and you will see, The man was free of sin, but had the bad thing of blindness happen to him from birth, it was no fault of his or his parents, so he went to wash and now can see everything around him.
The problem within this broken society is, we don’t look deep enough at what we see, we glance at an appearance, then think we know everything of what we are seeing? You never truly know of anything, unless you actually look deeply at what you are looking at, when you glance at someone that may have an outward appearance of not as you are, you never know of what they may have gone through, unless you look deeply at what you see without glancing at an appearance, only then will you truly see what you are looking at, plus you will also be totally in touch with your own true feelings of, compassion and empathy, when we all do this is when all the hatred and ugliness that surrounds us now, totally disappears from all our paths, as we walk peacefully through this journey of life.
Jesus looked deeply into the eyes of the blind man, saw totally of who he truly was, then as he padded the clay on his eyes and told him to go wash for he will see, that is what the blind man did and now he see’s everything around for the first time on his journey. We in this society get so caught up in all the hatred and ugliness, we don’t let ourselves see anything for what we do not want to see, we then bury our true feelings deep within, leaving us with no empathy or compassion for each other, which now we move forward hurting one another with our actions, instead of treating each other with respect, so we can move forward in peace and happiness always, throughout this journey of life we walk.
When we hide our true selves from one another, is simply because we don’t look deeply into what we see, then as we just glance over what we see, we then lose deep within, our true feelings, especially the feelings of compassion and empathy, which is what keeps the love of Jesus within us, to share with each other, so the hatred and the ugliness won’t take control or over whelm us, as we move forward on our paths of this journey through life.
” The horizon is the abyss of our lives, for us to look deeply into it, as it looks deeply within us”
” As we are now deep within this journey of lent, let us look deeply into what we see and truly see and feel the love of Jesus within us”
” Go into the bathroom and what do you really see in the mirror? Yes it is the reflection of ones self, looking deeply back at you as well”