I’m legally blind. I got messed up eyes. I’m also a pastor after the order of 1 Timothy and Titus.
Pastors are not priests, but they are similar in their face before a congregation. In Leviticus Aaron and his sons are told that handicapped guys cannot be priests.
Nowhere in the New Testament is any man forbidden from spiritual service due to a handicap. What gives? What changed?
I imagine the flip answer is that the cross changed everything. But I think the answer lies deeper.
The Leviticus passage refers to priests who will “come nigh” or “approach” the presence of God to offer sacrifice. There was a physical presence of God that required a physically “perfect” priest to draw near.
One of the results of the cross is the ability to worship in Spirit and in truth. It’s a big deal in the New Covenant in Christ’s blood. Since we worship in Spirit and there is no physical place where the physical presence of God is, physical perfection is no longer a necessity.
Then again, I could be completely off. It’s just a thought.