"Once Was Blind; now I see!" ... What's Your Story?
Ashen they are, then red-faced with rage. How dare this itinerant peasant -- this Jesus fellow-- break the Sabbath and heal without "going through the proper channels!" And they grill the poor guy who's just gotten his sight back: "Who healed you? Was he a sinner?" And, I love his response, after he castigates them for being so thick: "I know not if he was a sinner. All I know is that once I was blind, now I see." Boom!
People come seeking, looking for stories of transformation -- evidence for hope -- not propositional truths. Our stories are powerful. But how can we tell them in respectful ways?