Patricia Hofer

Christian experience

The despair of “spiritual blindness”

Juliana of Norwich, a 14th century anchorite and Christian mystic, spent her life with very little social interaction. In her writing she discussed “two kinds of sickness” that block our path with “spiritual blindness” (P. Franklin Chambers 98). The first “sickness” is impatience. We get fed up with our continuing sinfulness, with the lack of change in our heart and actions. Unable to stem the flood of our own thoughts and desires, we charge forward.… Continue reading