Who wants to talk about blindness? Not very many people and I can’t say that I blame anyone particularly. As someone who has worn glasses all my consci0us life blindness is a touch too close to my lived experience for me to be really happy talking about it. But, sometimes it comes up and talking about it is what we need to do.
The two people who were walking to Emmaus were struck with a sort of blindness. The text says, “While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.” (Luke 24:15,16 NRSV) We don’t know if they were struck with some sort of blindness or if Jesus looked different from the last time they saw him. This started me thinking about the different kinds of blindness we can suffer from. We can be physically blind or blind to our faults or any number of different “blindnesses.” The sermon today talks about one in particular, the blindness coming from not looking.
Let me know if you found the sermon useful. It is now a possibility to upload or forward the visual that goes with the audio, let me know if that interests you.