"Blessed are You, Adonai, for giving sight to the blind." (Morning Blessings)


This blessing seems strange on the surface for those of us who have sight. It is easy to just pass it by and not think about the deeper inner meaning of this Prayer. Yet, this prayer has so much meaning and power to me. As I read it this morning, I am struck by my apprehending of God's Grace. I am asking and reminding myself and those around me to stop being oblivious. I am calling to myself to stop seeing only what I want to see. I am calling to God to help me see beneath the surface of my living and allow life's wonders to imbue my spirit. Rabbi Heschel's words: "Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin" haunt me when I read this prayer. By giving me sight to all of the things I have been blind to, God is bestowing Grace upon me to live better today and see the Truth (whole story) of my life, your life and the life of the world.

1)    How am Iapprehending and appreciating the Sublime Wonder of living?

2)    What parts of life am I still not seeing?

3)    When am I aware of life's wonders imbuing my spirit and how do I respond to this experience?