Naming the problem is the only way to begin to fix something, but what on earth does a bronze snake on a pole have to do with you and me?
Who are you? It's perhaps the most important question we could ask. Surprisingly, Jesus throwing the stallholders and moneychangers out of the Temple is actually about the answer to that…
Who do you say that I am? It's a question that matters perhaps more than any other. But why?
Jesus encounter with a blind man is more than a story about mud and spit and even sight. It's about who we are and who Jesus is and why that matters to all of us.
Both scripture passages which were read to us tackle the fundamental question underlying all four gospels and many of the epistles. Who is Jesus?