"While I am in the world,
I am the light of the world."
Here we see Jesus smearing wet clay on the man's eyes who had been born blind. He told him, "Go wash in the Pool of Siloam." The blind man did so and he began to see. The Pharisees did not believe that Jesus has done this because they considered him a sinner. When Jesus heard that the Pharesses had not believed the man, he found and asked the man if he believed in the Son of Man. The man wanted to know who the Son of Man* was. Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and the one speaking to you is he." He said, "I do believe, Lord, and he worshiped him." (Jn 9:5-6, 35-38)
The man could only see Jesus as man in front of him but through hearing came to believe in the divinity of Jesus. We are not to think that faith is just blind belief without reason. Jesus always confirmed his words by deeds of wonder as he said ,"'Even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father'" (Jn 10:38)
Faith in Jesus enlightens our mind to mysteries beyond reason. Faith gives us an insight into the life of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and reveals to us the destiny of man in God. We are no longer locked up in our reasoning maintaining as true only what we can prove by reason. We can now open our hearts and minds to God as a loving Father who forgives us our sins through the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. Faith is a supernatural virtue which raises our intelligence to a higher level of seeing, now we begin to see reality from God's point of view in Christ. Faith does not do away with reason but changes our way of thinking about God, mankind and the world.
|I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I heard the voice of Jesus say, I am this dark worlds Light;
* When Jesus was asked by the high priest whether He was the "Son of God" (Matthew 26:63), He responded declaring that that He was the "Son of Man" who would come in power and glory (verse 64). This indicated that Jesus Himself used the phrase "Son of Man" to indicate His deity as the Son of God.
Christ Transfigures Man