As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard Jesus was going by they shouted, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’ The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, they shouted all the louder, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’ Jesus stopped and called to them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked. ‘Lord’ they answered, ‘we want our sight.’ Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. – Matthew 20:29-34
Many times in our lives we lose sight of our own inner truth. Our own truth is sometimes overshadowed by another person’s truth. Our light can be snuffed out so that we become like a puppet dancing to another’s tune. We become like blind men yearning to re-establish our own independence. It’s only when we begin to go through a state of perplexity, confusion and emotional pain at being restricted from singing our own song that we gain the strength to reach out and draw on the strength of the spirit within us to re-kindle our own fire. When your eyes open to the truth, what will you do with your new found freedom?
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