Faith & Freedom from Blindness

Reading

John 9:35-41

Reflection

We’ve been reflecting on the story of Jesus healing a man born blind.  And we’ve seen several ways that Jesus reveals the blindness of those around him.  First of all, the disciples are blind when they focus on placing blame rather than seeking the meaning of the man’s dilemma.  Then we see the blindness of the religious leaders when they allow their fear of breaking a strict code cause them to want to control the very outbreak of God’s loving power.