Originally published in the February 1, 1891 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 19)

John IX.

From early childhood Jesus was about his Father’s business; proclaiming the kingdom of heaven, and preparing for the mighty works of later years. While ever faithful to the Father’s commands, he did not meet the world’s approval either as to time or manner in which his great blessings were bestowed; hence, of his works there were always two views taken. As in the present case, there ever seemed to exist a division of thought; some reaping the blessing of confidence in him, some declaring him a sinner because he kept not the Sabbath after the custom of the scribes and Pharisees. His worship, works and teachings were spiritual; the world’s, wholly material.

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?

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