At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
1. Who asks Jesus for mercy?
2. How does the crowd react to his cries for mercy?
3. What does the blind man do when the crowd tells him to be quiet?
4. What do the blind man’s actions suggest about being a person of faith?
5. What does trusting Jesus sometimes require according to this man’s story?
6. What do you think about that idea? Why?