The Scriptures tell us that we’re supposed to consider others more important than ourselves (Phil 2:3), but most of us have a hard time doing that. Although we’ve come a long way in accepting people with handicaps or those who are different from us, we can (and sometimes do) still look at them as if they’re not quite as important as we are. And what about people who don’t dress like we do or don’t speak our dialect or our language or maybe those who are younger or older or maybe haven’t been Christians as long as we have. Our tendency is to look down on all of them. That tendency is not of Christ.
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. Matthew 20:29-34