Blogging Towards Sunday, April 3, 2011
This story of a healing encounter with Jesus is filled with irony. Only the blind man is able to see Jesus. And yet he recognizes him not first by sight but rather through hearing his voice. Once healed, the community, that has known this man his whole life, cannot recognize one of their own. The religious community, rather than celebrate this miraculous sign and wondrous man, wants to paint him as the bad-guy and the problem creator. What would seem logical, isn't what happens.