Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind but now I see.
The Liturgy focuses on John 9:1- 41, which recounts another crucial encounter between Jesus and the man born blind. He who had since birth lived in a world of darkness, is now healed by Jesus and led from darkness to light proclaiming Jesus to be a prophet to the Pharisees! Jesus alone dispels our darkness. He is the amazing grace of God that heals and saves us. Healing takes time but also demands faith. The blind man is completely healed only when he goes and does what Jesus asks him to. Had the blind man not obeyed and not gone and washed himself in the Pool, he would not have been healed. If we wish to be healed, we must learn to obey. Jesus can heal us through the instrumentality of the health experts but such healing still demands faith expressed in obedience.
It is a terrible thing to be blind; to live in a world of darkness. But it is far worse to have eyes and not see. This in sharp contrast was the blindness of the Pharisees. They saw the miracle that Jesus had wrought but they refused to believe in Jesus. Even more they refused to accept the testimony of the man born blind himself. They drove him away. They thus remained in their blindness and continued to live in darkness. The sun that melts wax hardens the clay! We are not to be like the Pharisees. We must have faith in Jesus and like the blind man healed, worship him as Lord and Saviour.
Happy Mother’s Day! Long live Mothers! Long live St. Thomas the Apostle!Fr Francis, MSP


St Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Nunhead
81 Evelina Road, 
Nunhead, SE15 3HL
Tel: 020 7639 3724
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Parish Priest:
Revd Fr Francis Eyo, MSP

Priest In Residence:
Revd Fr Joseph Etim, MSP

Rev Alan Bond

Religious Congregation: 
Sisters of Christian Instruction
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