AMOS 5:6-7, 10-15
The practical definition of a blind spot is simply, “something you don’t see.”
It’s often quite painful when a blind spot is exposed to us. In fact, it can be grievous. But once it’s been exposed and dealt with, the result can be quite life changing.
In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus lovingly exposes a blind spot in an exceptionally successful, powerful, and moral young man—just one thing that’s holding him back (though admittedly, it’s a big one).
But sadly, while its exposure grieves him, it doesn’t quite change him.