Friday, March 28, 2014
kicked out and welcomed
Good evening friends,
Today's reading wraps up our story of the man born blind. The religious leaders have thrown the man out of the synagogue, but Jesus welcomes him as a disciple. We see too that Jesus turns the world upside down. Those who are used to having all the answers can't see anything, while those on the outside see the kingdom. Jesus is still turning things upside down today.
35Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36He answered, “And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” 37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” 38He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him.
39Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” 41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.