I note that in Matt Ch 5 (the Sermon on the Mount) Jesus says “You are the light of the World”. This is different. Here Jesus is the light of the world. That is worth noting. This story is about a blind man’s journey of faith. Like the Samaritan woman last week, we see an ironic story of the blind seeing and the seeing become blind!!!!
Study the progression of language in the blind man’s conversation.. Jesus is “ a man”, a “prophet”, a “man from God”, “Son of man” and then ”Lord”. Faith is a journey. Last Sunday we saw the woman speak to Jesus in a similar way. She calls Jesus ‘a Jew’, then ‘sir’, a ‘prophet’ and finally ‘the Christ’. Can you
relate to this progression in your faith journey?
It is impossible to plumb even the surface of this long and beautiful story from the Gospel of John in a short blog or sermon. On Sunday we will read the long Gospel and give time for reflection.