John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Several years ago a well-known movie-maker assembled a group of New Testament scholars and other experts on the life of Jesus. The film director wanted advice on whether or not to try his hand at a movie about Jesus. The experts were skeptical about the need for another Hollywood movie on the life of Jesus. At one point in the meeting, the director asked for opinions on how the film might begin. A professor from a leading seminary immediately spoke up. He said that, in the beginning, the camera should zoom in on a scene in which it would appear that Jesus, surrounded by His disciples, was performing a great miracle. Then he said, “About five minutes into the movie the audience would realize they had mistakenly assumed that it was Jesus.” The professor’s point was that, if the film were to be made, he wanted to clear the air of any suspicion that it would be based on anything that hinted of magic.…
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