'WE WOULD SEE JESUS'
John’s gospel presents us with a cross-section of different characters that must overcome personal obstacles - emotional, physical, psychological, and moral - and Jewish prejudices and traditions in order to see Jesus. Each example John chooses is a unique, extreme cases pre-selected by the Lord as individuals that have no hope under the law of Moses.
The reward for their determination came in the abundance of love and grace that our Lord so willingly outpoured, not just to free them from their present burdens, but to give them power to become sons of God.
Jesus willingness to not just entertain these people but truly fellowship with them presents us with certain challenges as we examine the prejudices and traditions we feel safe and comfortable with in the 21st century western world.