Blind Spots

“One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25b).

Once, when I was teaching John 9 we discussed the significance and peril of blind spots (thinking there is nothing wrong with us when there is) in our lives. But when I asked if anyone would like to know what theirs were, no one wanted to. What makes us want to stay blind to flaws in our character (as the Pharisees in John 9:40-41)? Why not ask others to help us identify what our blind spots are and seek healing (forgiveness and restoration) from Jesus?

“. . . ‘As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’ When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing” (John 9:5-7).