4th Sunday of Lent | Year A
As Jesus went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, for him to have been born blind?’ ‘Neither he nor his parents sinned,’ Jesus answered ‘he was born blind so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
It must have been a very confusing and emotional day for the blind man. He saw for the first time ever as he had been blind since birth, so there was a huge new sensory and experience occurring for him. He would have been trying to make sense of the world he saw, and to relate it to his pre-sight knowledge. Words he knew now needed to be connected to objects and to people. How would he have reacted to seeing colours for the first time? Or the sun?