I’ve already commented on this phrase in Kwatersaur, but here goes again:
The Pharisees wanted the (once) blind man to condemn Jesus, but he stuck to his experience (We like to think he became one of the Lord’s disciples at that point).
What happened to him happened to me, and that became the basis of my faith.
Of course blindness here is not the material, sense based affair; rather it’s the blindness that the Bible speaks of constantly throughout it’s length: “you have eyes to see, but you don’t see” (rough paraphrase of Isaiah), etc.
I encounter (spiritually) blind people all over, virtually wherever I go. Perhaps I too am still blind– to some extent. Jesus touched one man twice; the first time he saw trees walking. Maybe I, too, need a second touch. Maybe we all do. PTL