I`ve always loved the exchange between the (formerly) blind beggar and the pharisees.
So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give God the praise! We know that this man is a sinner.”
He replied, “If he is a sinner, I do not know. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.”
So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again?** Do you want to become his disciples, too?**”
They ridiculed him and said, "You are that man’s disciple; we are disciples of Moses!
We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this one is from."
The man answered and said to them, "This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes.
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him.
** It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind.
If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything."**
They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.
When I read this in my early teens I thought it was a hoot! The guy was my hero.