“More and more people are buying bigger and bigger…, And the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spot.” ~ Consumer Reports article
Blind spots in life are a funny thing. I remember having a conversation with someone about certain attitudes and behaviors that were creating dysfunction in the church, and agreeing about the problem so wholeheartedly, until it suddenly dawned on me that I was the subject of our conversation. I was so convinced of my “rightness” that I was blind to my need of correction.
Our preconceived ideas and accepted worldviews can often times become an obstacle to seeing clearly. That’s something that our text this Sunday will be addressing, as we continue reading Luke 18:31-43.
The disciples are blind to what Jesus is telling them plainly. Why would this have been so hard for them to understand? Have you ever been convinced about something concerning Christianity that you came to realize later may not have been a clear insight? Suffering wasn’t on the Messianic agenda for the disciples, but that agenda would soon be rearranged.
The picture of the disciples in the dark leads right into the story of the blind man whom Jesus heals. The Blind man is a picture of suffering. Can you see any ways in which this man’s suffering ended up being helpful to him in the bigger picture, the larger scheme of things?
Does that cause you to stop and reconsider the role of suffering in your own life?
Just some stuff to ponder as we close in on Sunday! Hope to see you there!