“If the blind are leading…”

Quote: “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.” Jesus Christ

Meditation: Sometimes we take the ability to see for granted. If somebody loses his or her vision, everything changes. Things that were easy before suddenly become difficult. Anxieties arise out of nowhere. Fear of darkness sets in. Feelings of insecurity become daily companions. As a nation and as a world we experience the blindness of leaders that throw individuals and communities into chaos. Pleasure seems to come from making others feel on the outside the chaotic darkness that they experience on the inside. Making rushed decisions that throw the interconnectedness of the world into chaos, just because they can is blind and reckless. The choices of a blind leader look like a person blindfolding people and making them cross a busy intersection, assuring that the casualties that would happen were inevitable, while announcing to the world the intent to keep the bystanders as “the other” people “safe”. Unfortunately the one blindfolding and sending people into the danger zone while assuring those on the sidelines of safety is blind himself.

Prayer: God, wake us up as a nation. Wake up the international community. Open our eyes. Don’t allow the abuse of human rights and laws to become the blindfolds of the masses. We feel overwhelmed and don’t know how not be blinded by the complex changes that are happening. We are afraid of the darkness setting in. God, we know these are crooked ways. Blind leaders using laws to bend the truth and to oppress certain groups of people. We have seen this before. As the blind leaders try to “blind us”, we call to you to guide us and to lead us. God of the ages, turn darkness into light and empower us as individuals and especially our legal branch to make the crooked straight. Thank you for not forsaking us!

Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind on a way they do not know; by paths they do not know I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. These are my promises: I made them, I will not forsake them.

 

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