Monday, April 4, 2016

Easter 3 C - Acts 9:1-20

Straight Street - Damascus
Saul may be the one blinded but Ananias is the one who wants to know if God sees clearly. “Here I am Lord” is followed quickly by a just in case you don’t know “Lord, I’ve heard of this man…” According to Luke’s tale all Ananias needs is a little more information in order to call Saul brother but I image he had an exit strategy when he headed down Straight Street in Damascus. Even so his only scene in the Gospel is a story of faith that makes Paul’s faith possible as his baptizing “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me” means Paul can suffer for the sake of the name he persecuted which in turn makes the name of Jesus known. Ananias could have said send someone else but he didn’t. Maybe God seeing clearly is how we receive our sight. Here I am Lord.

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