Pharisees Interview the Blind Man – Thoughts on John 9

The 7 responses to the Pharisees from the blind man form an interesting pattern. Pardon my adaptations.

Pharisees: “What happened to you…

“Some dude called Jesus spit in the dirt, rubbed it on my eyes, and said to go to the pool of Siloam and wash my face. I did that and now I can see for the first time in my life.”

Pharisees: “Who is this Jesus?

“A prophet, I suppose.”

Pharisees: “This man who healed you is a sinner!

“I don’t know about any of that but what I do know is I was blind, and now I can see you guys are just as ugly as I thought you’d be.”

Pharisees: “What did he do to you? How?!”

“I told you expired coupons what he did and you didn’t listen. Why do you want me to say it again? Do you want him to rub spit and mud on your face? Let’s go find him. I want to see this!”

Pharisees: “You’re his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!”

“Now, isn’t that interesting? You don’t know where he’s from yet he opened my eyes! You and I both know that God doesn’t hear sinners like us, but if anyone worships God and does his will, things change. So far, it’s been absurd for anyone to open the eyes of the born-blind. If this man weren’t from God, he wouldn’t have been able to do what he did, now would he?!

Jesus: “Do you now believe in the son of God?”

“Who is he, Lord, that my blind heart may see and believe as well?

Jesus: “You’re looking at him.”

“Lord, I believe.”

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