This is done, in part, according to Jesus to demonstrate the blind man did not suffer because of his sin or the sin of others but rather so “the works of God may be displayed”. I love this formerly blind misfit dude and how he stands up to the religious leaders who insist he is suffering a hell for his sins. Indeed, he is not afraid to talk a little smack - John 9:27. Is all suffering in this life us going through hell, why does it seem so random? If not, how can we tell what suffering is hell and which is not?