We might think it’s obvious that if we were blind, we’d ask to see again, but is that really true? Being blind, after all, can be more comfortable than the alternative. We have blind spots because there are things that we don’t want to see, either about ourselves or the world we live in. How would I live with myself if… Who would I even be if I were wrong about… What if I had to admit that they’re right… What would I have to give up if I really followed Jesus? Bartimaeus wasn’t afraid. He wanted to see, really see, however hard it was, whatever it cost.