In John chapter 9 as Jesus and his disciples were at the temple mount, they took note of a man born blind and sentenced to a life of pain and insignificance. As they walked by, his followers stopped to ask their Teacher a question. “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Their question revealed much about how the prevailing culture of the day viewed those plagued with disease and infirmity, often stripping even basic human dignity from those suffering from disabilities. Their question was not, how may we show mercy on this man, or how should we take care of our brother in need. No, they only wanted to know whose moral failure caused this man to pay this awful price of blindness.