Coming to see who Jesus really is takes time. This is the lesson Jesus teaches us in Mark 8 when he heals a blind man. At first glance it appears that Jesus' power didn't work: the man's vision is only partially restored. It takes a second touch from Jesus to see clearly. We too need multiple touches from Jesus in order for our spiritual blindness to fully clear. Whether you are considering Jesus for the first time, or have been following him for years, we all need God to continually clear our vision so that we can see more clearly who this Jesus is.
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.