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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 8, 2019

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MONDAY, April 8

John 9:1-2 As [Jesus] walked along he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?”

People look at him but never really see him. The neighbors wonder about him but never really talk to him. The disciples only to see him out of a belief that his suffering equates to some kind of sin. But Jesus sees the whole of this man’s self—Jesus sees a vessel fit to display the glory of God.

If we wish to truly see others as they really are, we must first examine the fears and beliefs that impair our vision. Fear, prejudice, or selfishness can often blind us. To truly see is an action of the heart, not the eyes. John’s story of the man born blind invites us to examine all that keeps us from seeing things as they truly are.

MOVING FORWARD: How is Jesus showing goodness by healing your blind spots?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Nakuru and Nambale (Kenya)

Ps 31 * 35 | Jeremiah 24:1-10 | Romans 9:19-33 | John 9:1-17

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