Eyes now Open . The fourth MOC of my Lenten endeavor. I cut it kind of close this time, but it's made, and it's not quite next Sunday. On to the MOC! . John 9:6-16 , an excerpt from last week's Gospel reading.
When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, "Go wash in the Pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came back able to see. His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, "Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?" Some said, "It is," but others said, "No, he just looks like him." He said, "I am." So they said to him, "[So] how were your eyes opened?" He replied, "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." And they said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I don't know." They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see." So some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath." [But] other said, "How can a sinful man do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
An overall view of the vignette. It's got a pretty basic layout, but I ran out of tan tiles from my other Lenten MOCs. I'd like to keep them together as a set for a while.
A Roman guard sees the blind man who now sees, and is impressed. I got the Series 4 Rock Star and his face is just perfect for a "...radical..." expression.
My feeble attempt at making a Pharisee. He looks stern, which is the important part.
The pool. Gotta love those 1x4 bricks with studs on the side! I also went for kind of a ripple effect in the water to keep it from looking boring.
Minifig eye's view. The vig looks much better from this angle than an overview, especially the wall in the background.
This reading is about blindness. But it is often said that the blind man was the one who truly saw that Jesus was the Christ, and the Pharisees were blind because the could not see this. This is one of my favorite readings because it always helps me to open my eyes and heart to what God is trying to tell me, and I also think that it helps me to see others with an open, non-prejudiced view. Until next time, thanks for viewing and let me know what you think!