May we be healers and restorers.
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Then Jesus laid hands on the blind man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. Then he sent him home and said, “Do not even go into the village.”
Jesus was a preacher and a healer.
He preached the good news of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness for all…and he healed those who were debilitated.
He was about restoration…making others whole again and returning them to oneness in community.
The man had been undoubtedly ostracized due to his blindness.
Back in Jesus’ time, it was believed that a person must have done something to deserve the illness or disability.
But that was not…and is not…so.
Remember another case of a blind man encountering Jesus? “As he passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him”(John 9:1-3).
For Jesus…it was always about restoring people to wholeness and unifying communities.
It was always about sharing God’s gratuitous love and mercy.
May we do the same.
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Remember…God loves you!