Lenten Devotion: Walking humbly

Image result for John 9:1-7Read John 9:13-34

A recurring theme in this story of the man born blind is that those who think they see clearly are the most blind to what is happening right in front of them. The man who is healed doesn’t claim to understand what has happened or how Jesus was able to accomplish this healing. He just knows that he had been blind and now he could see. The Pharisees, on the other hand, were certain they knew how God would act in the world, and Jesus didn’t fit the bill.

How does our religious “knowledge” sometimes get in the way of what God is doing in the world?

In what ways do we claim to know more about God than we actually know?

God has certainly revealed all that is necessary for salvation, but we are called to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8) and with our neighbour as we bear witness and love those God has placed in our path today.