Sunday, 3 April 2011

We are blind without Christ

The lectionary today is John 9:1-41; the story of Jesus' healing of the blind man.

I am always struck by verse 2

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this [blindness] happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.

And then by verse 39

Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

So are we blind or do we see?
I would say we are blind; we turn our eyes from things we choose not to change, we think we see but we have a narrow window. It is only through Christ in our life and eyes that we truly see and are moved to action.

Amen

2 comments:

Anne said...

My sermon on this yesterday http://tinyurl.com/3vgzd89

Emma Major said...

thanks for sharing Anne, fantastic sermon