Blind from Birth

Sunday-April 3, 2011

1Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

John 9:1-2  As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just blame our “blindness” on our parents for having birthed us? Fortunately, Jesus assures the disciples that no one is at fault in this case. Of course the blindness that the disciples speak of is a physical one but I believe our reality is that we are all born spiritually blind but only in that the soul within us which yearns to be awakened has yet to be shaken up by what starts out as a still small voice that we often ignore, until one day we experience grace (something we receive that we did not earn) and mercy (something we deserve but did not receive).  Don’t be deceived, both come from God and not humans. Our own ability to forgive is based on God’s grace and mercy alone.  So let’s begin to pray for one another that God’s grace and mercy will manifest through each of us.  Then one day we will all see perfectly. Amen.

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