Matthew 20:29-34 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, "What do you want me to do for you?"33 They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened." 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.
This is an actual account of events; however, it also parallels with our spiritual blindness. Let’s consider the parallels:
Matthew 20:29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.
This crowd was not made up of all followers of Jesus. We can conclude this because crowds always seem to follow Jesus, but on one account His teaching was “difficult to hear” and it says that “many of His disciples quit following Him”:
John 6:63-66 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."66 After