Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 19, 2012


Today Jesus tells us that light has come to the world so that we might live.  This promise echoes a theme I touched upon last week – that God doesn’t just want us to live, but to be fully alive.

Why does Jesus say that we prefer darkness to the light in today’s Gospel?  To live in the light means that we see all of us – there are no shadows in which we can hide.

All of all the things that keep us from being fully alive, that keep us from living in the light – fear is perhaps the strongest.  What are you so afraid of?  This is a good question for reflection during Lent.

To live fully alive requires great courage.  Any fear is a variation of a lack of trust that God will provide and take care of us.  Too many of us live in anger about the things we cannot do or do nothing about.  The challenge of Jesus is to focus instead on the things you can do!

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: (2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23;  Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21)


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