Monday, August 22, 2016

John 9:24-33

John 9:24-33  
Contemporary English Version

 The man who was once blind can now see, and he doesn't understand why the Pharisees don't see things the way he does -- a miracle has occurred, and it has changed his life -- he doesn't see the cynicism and confusion that others have.
  This happens to us quite a bit -- we are in awe of something amazing, or we are sideswiped by something that has struck our life.  We are consumed by it, our attention is drawn to it -- but others react very differently.  We try and tell our side of the story, but they only hear what they want.
  We can't control how others react, but we can control how we interact with them -- we can be honest and selfless, sacrificial and loving, kind and gracious.  We can tell the truth from our perspective, and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to do the rest.  We can't change others -- we can only invite them to experience the same transformation God has given us.

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