Entries by Joel Estes

What My Son with Disabilities Is Teaching Me About the Bible

If the main issue were simply the man’s physical blindness the story could have started in verse 6 and ended in 7. However, the query of the disciples in 9:1-5 and the interrogation of the crowds, the man’s parents, and the religious leaders in the remainder of the chapter reminds the reader that the blind man is part of a community, and it is the community’s inadequate response to him and to Jesus that disables both the blind man and those around him.