As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!” Jesus stood still and called them, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?” They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him. Matthew 20:29-34
Open My Eyes
This season bright with glitter
illumined with bobbles and lights
there is much to be seen, much missed
we are too often blind to the need.
A tree in the center of the city
distracts us from the edges of pain
the sales and constant commercials
pulls us from knowing our hearts.
Oh let us prepare to be humble
let us make room for compassion
for the incarnate one comes among us
and we must seek him right here.
In the darkened alleys of misery
in the blinding lights of the highway
in the simplest of cries in the dark
the love of God will be found there.