Who sinned? Isn’t this the one who used to beg? How were your eyes opened? Where is he? How can a sinful man do such things? What do you have to say about him? Is this your son? How does he now see? What did he do? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples? Are you trying to teach us? Surely we are not blind, are we?
So many questions, but only two matter: Do you believe in the Son of Man? Who is he that I may believe?An insatiable appetite for evidence distracts from faith, because proof of God is not the same as love for God. Click To Tweet
Jesus, the Light, gives light to a man born blind, who responds with praise and love. Everyone else debates who’s to blame, how it happened, if he’s a sinner, and if it’s even real. This insatiable appetite for evidence distracts from faith, because proof of God is not the same as love for God.
We do not . . . seek an epistemological certainty by which we can demonstrate, through measurable empirical evidence, the reality of the doctrines of faith. Instead, theological understanding (if it arrives at all) follows faith as it arises from a relationship with the one upon whose promise we stand. (Andrew Staron, “A Theology of Annunciation—or, On Asking Questions of God,” Daily Theology, March 25, 2014)
Faith is not a matter of proof but of love.
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