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.



Anne said...

My sermon on this yesterday

LLM Calling said...

thanks for sharing Anne, fantastic sermon