Fourth Sunday of LentApril 3, 2011
SIGHT OR BLINDNESS?
Following the dramatic story of the woman at the well, John continues with Jesus’ healing of the blind man. It is an equally dramatic story filled with poetic language and leaving us with several questions.
There is the question of suffering – what causes it and how do we live with it?
There is also the question of healing – to whom do we give the credit and how do we live once it comes?
Through both questions, we confronted with a question of world view. Do we see the world through the eyes of a blind man whose vision has been restored? Or do we see though the eyes of the Pharisees upset that things have not gone as they expected.
The answer may not be as simple as you think.
CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: (1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38)