2015 Lent Fourth Sunday
We always appreciate help when we don’t ask for it. Sometimes the helper is overzealous and actually hinders the process, but we do like the help.
In today’s readings the blind man was not seeking out Jesus, unlike others that we have heard of before. It was actually the disciples having a debate and asking for clarification with Jesus. And the miracle begins, Jesus spits in the ground. Now if I was blind and I heard, well you know the sound, of someone spitting, I guess I might be concerned. No, the blind man was not – maybe he was deaf as to what what was happening or actually, did not care. And then Jesus applies a goop on your eyes, but you do not know it is actually Jesus – you may think it is just a disciple or some one else. This is faith. This is trust.
Then when the pharisees starts to question him, he starts to believe even more. Then when Jesus asks him – he believes in Christ.
It may take some steps of faith for you to believe that Christ is effecting your sight or life. Have patience and faith.