Love this story in the bible, it is rich in meaning to me. The statement by Dr. Denison makes in To Follow His Footsteps in the last paragraph is telling, "Comparing the miracles Jesus performed at Bethesda and Siloam reminds us that true discipleship means committing to follow Christ as our highest priority."
I am reminded by this statement that indeed following Chirst has to be my highest priority. It is easy for me to put a number of other things first. Many of which people would think are good things. But if that interfere with my relationship with the Lord, then they are not all that good.
I am reminded of scripture Matthew 22:37...loving God with all my heart, soul and mind should always be number one.