John Foley, SJ
To have the simple eye is see with the eyes of faith. It is to let the Holy Spirit have a peaceful home within us and to help us clean house.
Purgatory as Seeing Fully for the First Time
True purgation happens only through love because it is only when we experience love’s true embrace that we can see our sin and drink in, for the first time, the power to move beyond it.
The Blind Man Who Wanted for Nothing
It is terrible to suppose that all suffering is punishment for sin. What kind of God inflicts blindness on a newborn as a punishment for sin?
Our Lenten prayer and sacrifice should serve to take away our blindness so that we can look into the hearts of others and love them as brothers and sisters.
St. Paul says that you are light. If you could, what darkness in the world would you dispel?
because of Him