Paula Huston shares her reflection on today’s retreat:
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and then they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “[Lord], Son of David, have pity on us!”
Despite their very real physical disability, the two blind men in this little story seem to possess remarkable spiritual clarity. Sadly, they are unusual in this regard, for the Bible is filled with tales of spiritual blindness, even among the faithful. What is it that obstructs our vision in this way? According to Jesus, it is our unwillingness to see the log in our own eye because we are too busy focusing on the speck in the eyes of others. Clear sight depends on our giving up a favorite past-time: comparing ourselves to others and finding them wanting.
Paula Huston, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, has published fiction and essays for more than 20 years.
Books by Paula Huston
The Holy Way
Practices for a Simple Life
Based on the practices of saints and personal reflection, this guide provides strategies for achieving spiritual simplicity.
By Way of Grace
Moving from Faithfulness to Holiness
For anyone who feels like they’ve hit the ceiling in their life of faith, this book reveals how to break through and rise to new and unimagined spiritual heights.
A Season of Mystery
10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life
In A Season of Mystery, Paula Huston shares a far more fulfilling way to approach how we live and how we think about the second half of life.