"Why do you weep, my son?" Jesus asked him.
"Because I am blind," the man told him, so Jesus touched him and he could see.
Further down the road, Jesus came upon another man who was weeping.
"And why do you weep, my son?" Jesus again asked.
"Because, my Lord, I have leprosy," the man explained, so Jesus touched HIM and he was healed.
Still further down the road, Jesus came upon a third man and he was weeping most bitterly of all.
"Tell me, my son," Jesus said softly, "why do YOU weep?"
"Because," the man answered, "my widowed father has come to live with me in his old age."
And so Jesus sat by him and they BOTH wept together.
Thus sayeth the Lord.