By presenting today’s Gospel against the background of Isaiah’s writings, we are asked to run after Christ, as the blind men did; to stand before him, as they did; and to tell him confidently, as they did, that we believe he can cure us of our spiritual blindness. He can make us realize the good we have done. He can also make us realize and feel the suffering and pain we may have imposed on others. He can teach us to assume responsibility for our neighbors, assist in his efforts to rid sin from our lives and from others. Let us help him to do so, let us begin with ourselves.