The Healing of the Blind Beggar Essay

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My housemates and I were recently conversing of how excited we all were of the fast approaching Easter break. Everyone chimed in with their plans of visiting friends, loved ones, sleeping in and enjoying the relaxing time away from school. In retrospect no one, myself included, acknowledged the true reason for this time away, which is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ analogous to the eschatological hope. Through this class I acquired a better comprehension of Easter and its significance through the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of Luke begins with Jesus traveling to the land of Jericho to continue his ministry. On the way, he encounters a blind man begging along the roadside. The word of Jesus’s adventures and miracles had spread …show more content…
The pattern usually involves someone unhappy with Jesus and another who is hospitable to him, in this instance the blind man showed hospitality by simply beckoning Jesus referring to him as the Son of David despite the crowd’s interference. Son of David was the title used to refer to the Jesus, the blind man recognizes Jesus as the Messiah. This shows that the blind man might have heard of Jesus before and had faith that a miracle was possible. Blindness can also be seen as symbolic of how humans sometimes lack understanding of the greatness of G-d and need reassurance through their senses so by Jesus healing the man in front of the crowd it confirms that God is above creature. Jesus was able to heal the man by simply speaking it into existence. The bind man cried out “have mercy on me” which symbolizes a cry from an inflicted person in the society who expects mercy and is immediately given showing all how we as Christians should live. Jesus has the G-d given ability to heal and it shows his compassion and God’s love for his children through healing. By taking the time to approach and heal the blind beggar, someone who is viewed as lesser in the community, Jesus shows his compassion and inclusiveness by accepting him into the gathering of God. By Jesus restoring the sight of

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