But they kept asking him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"
He answered, "The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on
my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' Then I went
and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where
is he?" He said, "I do not know."
Never Send a Committee
They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly
been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and
opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how
he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put mud on
my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see." Some of the Pharisees
said, "This man is not from God, for he does not observe
the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is
a sinner perform such signs?" And they were divided. [...]
Blinded by the Light
Cartoon Cool Stuff
This long episode is full of ironies about who's blind,
who's responsible and who's in charge. Look up the full passage looking for
all the possibilities - from a narrative point of view it's very
rich. We need to not be blind to the main message of this passage
- we need God's grace, and it has been given.
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