Darkness Can Help Us Recognize the Light | One-Minute Homily

by | Mar 19, 2023 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

Sometimes moments of darkness can help us to trust and follow Jesus into the light. Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on the story of the man born blind. Based on the readings for Sunday, March 19, 2023.

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Hi, I’m Christian Verghese, and this is my One-Minute reflection

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees believe that blindness is caused by sin. But Jesus says that they, who claim to have sight, are the ones who truly cannot see. Jesus invites us to understand our blindnesses in a different way.

Sometimes, God dims our spiritual senses because if we fully saw the path before us, we might not follow where God leads us. We are in a time where certainty and clarity are at a premium. 

God invites us today to trust in the moments of darkness, putting friends in our lives to walk with us in our blindness. In times of uncertainty, we can trust that Jesus is walking by our side through confusion and into the light of the resurrection.

Let’s ask for the trust to follow Jesus through our dark moments and into the light.


Christian Verghese, SJ

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