"Love Not Rules"
Our scripture today is from John, chapter 9 verses 1-7 from the Common English Bible.
1 As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who was blind from birth.
2 Jesus' disciples asked, "Rabbi, who sinned so that he was born blind, this man or his parents?"
3 Jesus answered, "Neither he nor his parents. This happened so that God's mighty works might be displayed in him.
4 While it's daytime, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work.
5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6 After he said this, he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and smeared the mud on the man's eyes.
7 Jesus said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (this word means sent). So the man went away and washed. When he returned, he could see.
Our Invitation to Respond
Jesus understood he came into the world so those who “could not see” would and those who thought they had it all figured out with great clarity would become blind. May we be cured of our blindness. May we respond to that which we will no longer be able to not see. May all that we give this day empower ministries of healing and hope. May lives, even ours, be transformed.