The Blind Man

The Blind Man

“Why is this man blind?” the disciples asked Jesus. Did somebody do something horribly wrong and bring upon themselves this tragedy?   Every moment of every single day the man’s parents lived with the stigma that they had sinned, or even more inconceivable, that the baby inside the mother’s womb had sinned. I image the guilt and shame were so great that these parents could not even lift their eyes to greet their neighbors. I imagine them going through life with eyes downcast, looking but not seeing, existing but not being known. I imagine them knowing every turn of the road not by the buildings surrounding them, but by the dirt, the rocks and curves of the roads themselves. Their son was blind and though they could see, the dark cloud surrounding them kept them just as much in the dark as their son.   It’s one thing to know that you are a sinner, falling short of God’s law, but it is quite...
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