Commentary on the Gospel of

Fr. Maria Arul Jesu Robin, cmf

Isaiah vividly describes the scenes on the day of salvation. Yes, desert will become an orchard; deaf shall hear and the blind will see, the lowly will find joy in the Lord and the poor will rejoice in the Holy one. Jesus has brought to the humanity the day of salvation. He is salvation and in him, we have salvation. Deaf will hear and the blind will see again. In today’s Gospel, two blind people are given sight again by Jesus. We are all called to give sight to others and establish the day of salvation on this earth. It is possible that we can also give sight to others by donating our eyes after our death. India which is the second populous nation in the world has 4,500,000 persons with corneal blindness. They can be easily cured if people donate their eyes after death. Yet, only 14,681 Indians have pledged to donate their eyes from 2004 – 2010. We are not blind and deaf. But, what have we done? Jesus gave sight to the blind. Have we given sight and hearing to others? Do we live for others?

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