And even though our Gospel is veiled . . .
the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
so that they may not see the light of the Gospel
of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Cor 4:3-4)
When you are driving next to a big truck, you might notice a sign on the side that tells you that you are in the driver’s “blind spot.” You must exercise extra caution to compensate for the driver’s inability to see. When the driver of the truck is aware that he has a blind spot, and the driver passing by is aware of it too, both of their efforts work together to avoid a collision and to allow for everyone to reach their destination safely.
St. Peter Julian wrote in a letter, “Dwell more in the light of God’s goodness than in his sweetness. Light is the knowledge of his perfection, of the details and motives for his love, his gifts and his manifestation to humankind.” Rather than focusing on the darkness around us, or even within us, when we choose to dwell in God’s light, we let him shine through us.
As we travel on our earthly pilgrimage, we must be aware of our blind spots—often from deep hurts difficult to look at. For we fear they will break us down in the middle of the road. We must hold the lamps high for each other, and exercise extra love, for we must compensate for each other’s inability to see. “For God who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor 4:6).
Let us pray:
Lord, help us grow in humility, and allow your truth to shine through others in the dark corners of our hearts. May we continue to grow in your love and help each other arrive safely to our final destination, where, with unveiled faces, we will see the light of your face.
Daily Eucharistic Reflection – Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing (eucharisticevangelizing.com)