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As Christians, we are not immune from condemning people. We can quickly fall into the trap of the enemy. We see sin and label people and in our minds elevate ourselves above them. Jesus’ disciples fell into this trap in John 9. The disciples couldn’t see what Christ saw because they weren’t yet free from darkness.

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the World.”

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. (John 9:1-7)

The disciples saw the blind man and came to the wrong conclusion. They needed Christ to show them the truth. God wants us to see people the way that He sees them: broken, hurting, sin-burdened, in need of the Light of the World. Jesus changes the way we see people and the way we act through revelation. Revelation is the light of heaven shining on the human soul unveiling the purpose of God. Heaven wants to reveal the heart of God so we change for good.