Healing of the Man Born Blind
Bible Text: John 9:1-41
The disciples ask Jesus, “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Or, more plainly, “What did he, or his parents do to deserve this?” Behind this question is this certainty, “For we know… that bad things don’t happen to good people!” It can be a convenient assumption. It might allow us to simply pass by those who are suffering without a moment’s compassion, consideration, or care. If people are simply getting what they deserve, then surely we have no responsibility, no call on our conscience, or urge to care for those suffering ones who sit on the margins of our families, our churches, our communities, or our world.