In today’s Gospel we hear of the blind man who approaches Jesus and asks Jesus to cure him, if he wants to. Jesus responds beautifully saying ‘of course I want to’. At the end of the Gospel Jesus asks the blind man ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ He replies, ‘If you show him to me, I will believe’. Jesus speaks those great words ..’You are looking at him, he is the one speaking to you’ and the man responds ‘I believe!’
The man had been cured of his physical blindness but his eyes of faith remained shut a little longer. How often has Jesus stood in front of us saying ‘You are looking at me, I am the one speaking to you’? How often have we responded,with eyes opened, ‘I believe’?
St Augustine prayed ‘Lord, I believe, help my unbelief’. This is my prayer for us all today