Blind, but Now I See
A LENTEN MOMENT
The only reason for Jesus to mix clay with the spittle and smear it on the eyes of the blind man was to remind you that he who restored the man to health by anointing his eyes with clay is the very one who fashioned the first man out of clay, and that this clay that is our flesh can receive eternal life through the Sacrament of Baptism.
You, too, should come to Siloam, that is, to him who was sent by the Father. Come and be baptized, it is time; come quickly, and you too will be able to say, "I was blind, and now I see."
- St. Ambrose of Milan