In “Seeing, Hearing, Remembering: Lessons from Jesus,” Jesus questions his disciples about their understanding and perception. He reminds them of the miracles where he fed thousands with just a few loaves of bread and asks how many baskets of fragments they collected afterward. They respond with twelve baskets after the feeding of the five thousand and seven baskets after the feeding of the four thousand. Jesus then wonders why they still fail to comprehend the significance of these events.
Later, Jesus encounters a blind man in Bethsaida. He leads the man out of the town, spits on his eyes, and touches him. The man’s sight is partially restored, but he sees people as trees walking. Jesus touches his eyes again, fully restoring his sight. Jesus instructs the man not to go into the town or tell anyone about the healing.
Continuing on their journey, Jesus asks his disciples who people say he is. They mention various opinions, but Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ. Jesus warns them not to reveal this to anyone. He then begins teaching them about his impending suffering, rejection, death, and resurrection. Peter rebukes him, but Jesus chastises Peter, recognizing that his focus is on human concerns rather than divine ones.
Jesus then gathers the people and his disciples, explaining that following him requires self-denial, taking up one’s cross, and following him. He emphasizes that to save one’s life, it must be surrendered for his sake and the gospel’s.