They bring a blind man unto him. — Mark 8:22
There are different kinds of blindness.
People are led along the streets whose eyes see nothing of all the beautiful things in the natural world. Then there are people who have splendid eyes for the things of nature, but who are blind to spiritual things.
This blindness is far worse than the other. Our prayer should be, as we go about through God’s natural world, “Open my eyes to see also the lovely things of the spiritual world.”
There is a story of a man who lived beside the sea and who was always speaking to his neighbors of the blue mountains beyond. They saw no mountains, and thought he was only a dreamer. But one day he sailed away to visit these mountains. The people laughed at his delusion, as they thought it, but by and by he came back, bringing rich treasures – gold, silver, and precious stones – which he had gathered.
The things of the spiritual world are real, if only our eyes are opened to see them.