Sermon on the Sunday of the Blind Man, John 9:1-38
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
They were passing by and saw a blind man. No doubt they had encountered many people wherever they went, but this blind man peaked their interest. Who knows, maybe this question had bothered them before, but they never had enough courage to ask the Teacher. And here they had a perfect opportunity to finally ask.
So the disciples ask Him: “Teacher, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
The question is very appropriate. The Jews believed that a righteous man, the one who observed the commandments, was, if not prosperous, then at the very least in good health. Let's take a closer look at the question.
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