Friday 17 March 2023

Friday 17 March 2023

The Pharisees investigate the healing

The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man that had received his sight

Bible Reading

Lord, please give us the eyes to see with clear vision as we think about your gifts and your messages to us. May we find your love and messages in our every day lives, and have the vision to notice. Help us to follow your leading and to focus on sharing your love with others. Amen

To Ponder

It was easier for the religious leaders, also at odds with each other, to believe that the man was never really ‘blind’ than to believe that Jesus healed the man and ‘opened his eyes’ to new opportunities. The leaders were determined to undermine the actual facts. Those who are ‘blind’ to the love and caring that Jesus offers will want what they want, believe what they believe, and will ignore and explain away or jump to a new objection……anything to avoid the truth. Do we see ourselves in this negativity sometimes? How can we look openly at the messages of Jesus and ponder their places in our lives?