"For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind” (v39). Jesus came to make reality clear to us, to make a verdict (judgment) about sin and righteousness, truth and lies. The religious leaders had the reputation for righteousness, but as they harassed the man who was healed, it became clear that they were anti-god, more concerned with control and power than Life (v34). The healed man, however, risked the consequences and declared “Lord, I believe” (v22, 34, 38).
“If you were blind, you would have no guilt …” (v41). When we admit our own failures and blindness, our guilt is washed away, and we can see clearly.