Seeing Clearly Now


He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, ‘Can you see anything?’ And the man looked up and said, ‘I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.’ Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

(Mark 8:23-25)

Eyes opened by love

See brothers and sisters

Where once only objects bustled by.

Seen above (and on home-page mastheads): “God’s gonna trouble the waters” by Kathy Bozzuti-Jones in the current ECVA exhibition, “Recognition & Return.”

Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author.

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