This Gospel is found only in John’s Gospel. Jesus heals a man born blind. He is contrasted with the religious leaders, who see very well with their eyes, but are spiritually blind and in even greater need of healing. Jesus does not only give him back his ability to see. He restores him to a meaningful relationship with other people and with God, capable of participating more meaningfully in the worship of his people. The healing of the blind man, shows that real blindness is not so much the physical lack of sign, but rather the failure to believe that Jesus is the Anointed One (the Messiah) who has been sent by God. And there is much real blindness, starting with the disciples who think that the man is blind from birth because of some sin committed either by him or by his parents before his birth. His neighbors who hear that Jesus healed the man are not led immediately to seek him out and believe in him. Rather, they bring him to the Pharisees for questioning. For the Pharisees, the fact that the healing took place on the Sabbath was enough to discredit Jesus as a man of God. This Gospel reminds us during our Lenten journey that only Jesus can heal spiritual blindness. Jesus has to heal our blindness all the time.