9, 14, Seattle

So far this week I’ve read of the connection between the blind man in John 9, that Sunday’s reading is more about Jesus being the gate, the Jesus’ “I am the way, the truth and the life”  from John 14, and I’ve stumbled upon the pun of sheepless in Seattle.  All of which leaves me in Seattle following a blind, sheepless, gate along the way to truth and life.  This is nonsense ~ except in how it points to the importance of context, the gleanings of Jesus saying “I am the gate” is shaped by how it flows from the story of people’s response to the blind man and his healing. It’s worth exploring how our lives are shaped by how they flow from the story of our responses to Jesus, birth, death , resurrection and ascension.