Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative to present Jesus in the context he walked in with the unknown disciple that narrates introducing my thoughts and sparking more ideas with his questions. Enjoy.
We ran into Jesus and the other disciples outside the synagogue. Jesus was waiting on the man they’d thrown out.
We watched as two men came out with the formerly blind man in between them. They shoved him into the dirt outside and went back in. The man got up, dusted himself off, and walked towards us.
Jesus started towards him. As we got closer, I heard the man saying under his breath, “I can still see. You are wrong, that man wasn’t a sinner.”
Jesus stopped the man. “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
The man looked puzzled. Then I saw his expression change as he recognized Jesus’ voice.
“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind, too?”
Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”