22 Mar 2020, 4th Sun Lent, Cycle A-2020, 1Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a + Eph 5:8-14 + Jn 9:1-41

I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind (Jn 9:39).

God created eyes, saying,
“In light, you sure know what you see.”
Satan interfered, saying,
“In dark, you must probe what to see.”

Thus with light, good eyes see more
But with darkness bad eyes see less.
Healthy eyes know what they see,
Cataract eyes blur what they see.

Prophet eyes see what God shows,
Faith sees God whom others cannot.
Science eyes look with gadgets,
Though high-powered, cannot see God.

Just eyes look at all angles,
Biased eyes look at one angle.
Wise eyes look at what they see,
While witch eyes see what they look at.

Eyes that see none but darkness,
Shrink to nothing but vestigial.   
Eyes they were, but now are dots,
Eyes not developed, function not. 

I eyed, I awed, I ayed! VSS

Blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear, [and your mind because they understand]. (cf. Mt 13:16).

While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When [Jesus] said this, he spat on the ground, and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on [the blind man’s] eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam“. So he went and washed, and came back able to see (Jn 9:5-7).

Picture Credit: Open eye (Pexelsphoto 1715091); Cataract eye (Pexelsphoto 1047346); Closed eye (pexels photo 709851-e1582603649354). Cave salamander eye (revised from pexels.com)