Active Compassion

Active Compassion

“After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.” – John 9:6 Once Jesus boldly declared to His disciples that the blind man was born that way to display the works of God, He did something that would have been an abomination to the watching Pharisees — He broke the Sabbath. Interestingly, by making clay to rub on the man’s eyes, the Lord hyperlinks to an Old Testament story from Exodus 5, when in response to Moses’ request to let the people go, Pharaoh became angry and told the Israelites that from that point forward they were to work even harder by making bricks without straw. Since it was the straw that held them together, this meant that the effort required to create each one increased exponentially. In a manner that proved His knowledge of Scripture, Jesus used

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