Pharisees ask Jesus about divorce, probably to decrease His popularity. Jesus appeals to Genesis 1 and 2.
He wants children to be allowed to come to Him.
But if we try to justify ourselves, we will have to sell all we have to follow Him.
To follow Him, we may have to die as He did, and we will serve as Jesus did instead of seeking high position.
Jesus heals a blind man in Jericho.
Everyone seems clamoring for a spot next to Jesus, as He heads for Jerusalem. They see a conquest or victory coming, and want in. But they are willing to keep others away to get close themselves. The children and Bartimaeus get shoved aside. We need instead to have more concern for bringing others to Jesus.