Therefore, he only understands half of the story; his sight is only half restored.The full vision of who Jesus is will be revealed only in the cross and resurrection.
At the beginning, Baritmaeus is blind - seated - on the side of the road (), at then end he is sighted - follows - on the way ().
The Second part: The Way to Jerusalem After the confession of Peter, the time had come for the disciples to enter into a new phase of being followers of Jesus.
In this second phase they were to follow the master down to Jerusalem with the prospect of being crucified with him.
Only after his cure through Jesus' touch can he follow Jesus on the way.
It is an obvious truth that no one can walk a way without sight but it is especially true of Jesus' way; whoever does not see Jesus cannot follow him, and whoever does not follow him cannot see him.