Having said this, [Jesus] spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes…So the man went and washed, and came home seeing (John 9.6-7).
Jesus heals a man born blind in this story. Why mud? How would you describe your own spiritual sight these days? What might be hindering or even blocking your vision? The rest of the narrative focuses on interactions with the Pharisees regarding sin, the Sabbath, and the healing. When has your own faith been at odds with the faith of other religious leaders? What was that like for you?
For those in Kitchen Tables studying this text, what topics or questions came up during your gatherings this week?