4th Sunday of Lent

March 26, 2017


We began Lent this year with an invitation to a “spiritual amnesia” – a moment to forget everything we think we think we know about God and Catholicism for a moment, so that we may return to God with our whole heart – so that we may return to our Faith free from all of the baggage we have accumulated over the years.

That invitation gave us an opportunity to rediscover why we fast, give alms and pray.  And now that we have done that, the Gospel invites us to consider what or who we are blind to?  Four weeks into Lent, what continues to keep us from returning to God with our whole heart?

Though the Gospel focuses on the healing of the blind man, I think the real focus for many of us are the actions of the Pharisees – not to say that we would be so callous, but we are women and men who stand before miracles on a daily basis . . . and yet how often do they reshape our consciousness?

CLICK HERE for the readings for the 4th Sunday in Lent (1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41)


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