Friday: 13th September, 2019
Reference text: Luke 6:39-42
Luke 6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
The question Jesus posed in this preamble was one to which a direct answer is not provided, but one answer could be: ‘yes, the blind can lead the blind’. An even more probing question would have been ‘should the blind lead any one at all?’ because while the obvious answer to that question is yes, the ultimate outcome of that option is one that is unwanted.
It is also fairly obvious that blindness is used in relation to the physical condition of blindness. As a physical condition, blindness can thus be partial or total, congenital or acquired. One can, therefore, be following an apparently clear path only for the vision that was being followed to get clouded and blurred out.
Sweetheart, it is not impossible for a seeing-man to become a blind man and that is a truth we ought to be ready to accept. Sight can be lost and when lost, boldly walking into a ditch can be expected. Hence, while a vision may be clearly set, we need to take regular stock and evaluate to ensure that the intended destination still remains in view because losing that also equates to following blindly.