While this Gospel story transpires after our Lord’s encounter with the Samaritan woman, I can’t help but read this in the context of yesterday’s gospel on the healing of the blind man.
There is something awesome, strange, and sad about this story of our Lord’s healing of the blind man. It’s a very special miracle for a couple of reasons.
First of all, it is one of our Lord’s most astonishing healing miracle. The man had been born blind, so this was a most important moment in this one person’s life–someone who had never seen anything all his life, who probably did not even have a grasp of the concept of colors, and now for the very first time, was going to see!