"Can a blind person guide a blind person?"
It is right and good to give you thanks, O Lord, Father most holy,
everlasting and all-powerful God, through Jesus Christ your Son, our
Lord... He came into this world for judgement that the blind may see and
those who see be made blind (Jn 9,38). Those who acknowledge that they
dwell in the shadow of error have received the eternal light, who has
delivered them from the darkness of their sins. The mighty, who claim to
possess the light of justice within themselves, have rightly been cast
down into their own darkness. Inflated by pride and convinced of their
righteousness, they do not seek for a doctor who can heal them. For they
might have gained access to the Father through Jesus, who has called
himself the door (Jn 10,7), but since they have arrogantly presumed on
their merits they sit in their own blindness.
Therefore, most holy Father, we humbly approach you to expose our wounds before your altar, not presuming on our merits. We acknowledge the darkness of our error and uncover the secret places of our conscience. May we find in you, we pray, healing for our wounds, eternal light in the midst of darkness, the purity of innocence within our conscience. With all that is in us we desire to see your face..., to behold your heaven...
Come to us, then, Lord Jesus, who pray in your holy Temple, and heal us this day, you who set aside the Sabbath to work your wonders... You, who made us out of nothing, prepare ointment and apply it to the eyes of our hearts. Hear our prayer and take away the blindness of our sins that we may see the glory of your face in the peace of eternal blessedness.
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