“‘The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes
and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’
So I went there and washed and was able to see.’
...they were afraid of the Jews,
for the Jews had already agreed
that if anyone acknowledged him as the Christ,
he would be expelled from the synagogue.
...They ridiculed him and said,
‘You are that man's disciple;
we are disciples of Moses!’
...They answered and said to him,
‘You were born totally in sin,
and are you trying to teach us?’
Then they threw him out.”
Who’s in and who’s out? This idea of connection that we’ve been talking about during Lent finds it’s roots in the theological concept of communio, or communion: the vertical aspect of our communion with God and the horizontal one of communion with all members of the human race, our sisters and brothers. We celebrate this communio in the Church through the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood, the Eucharist, which is consummated in our reception of communion.