“How blind you are! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? So whoever swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it; and whoever swears by the sanctuary, swears by it and by the one who dwells in it; and whoever swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by the one who is seated upon it.”
Blindness is a metaphor that stands in for inner poverty, a moment of reckoning. It allows us to re-examine our closely held beliefs. When you recognize you are blind, you might see something new: a re-shifting of values and priorities.
Tyler McCabe is the producer of the Movies & Meaning Festival this April 27-30, a gather of people around art and social justice. Movies & Meaning was founded in 2015 as a gathering of people who desire to heal our personal and cultural wounds as a diverse community, laugh and cry around the “campire experience” of great movies, and gain tools for constructive, respectful, and thoughtful dialogue across boundaries of religion, class, race, and age. Learn more here.