Thursday, September 22, 2016

John 9:2 (KJV) Blame The Parents

John 9:2 (KJV)
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
I don’t want to be too hard on the disciples because they were, after all, no different than me. I do want to point out that they were asking the totally wrong question.
Isn’t it just like us to want to fix blame? Especially when we see someone else suffering, we have an almost natural tendency to think they must have done something to deserve such bad fortune.
  • Fate
  • Karma
  • Destiny
  • Providence 
must have let loose on them for some terrible thing they did. If it wasn’t them, it must surely have been their parents.
Oh yes, blame the parents. This is the tried and true strategy of almost all people of the “psychoanalytic culture.” It would be mentally unhealthy to carry the responsibility for our troubles and parents are the
  • Most likely
  • Nearest and 
  • Easiest 
targets upon which we may fix that blame.
The disciples had missed the whole point. Jesus said this had happened so that the works of God should be made manifest in him. From a human point of view the issue was his blindness. From the spiritual point of view the issue was his healing. It had little to do with his parents or him. It was God at work in our world.
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John 9:2 (KJV) Blame The Parents

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