Sunday, March 19, 2023
The readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent are about sight and blindness. The first reading (1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A) is the story of the choosing of David as God’s anointed one. Samuel advised ” Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.” The psalm (Psalm 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 69) is ” The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. “, which reminds us again of the first reading. The second reading (Ephesians 5:8-14) is a reminder that we must live in the light, not it darkness. And in the gospel (John 9:1-41) is the story of the man born blind, whom Jesus cured.
Some possible themes for this weekend are light and darkness, or how we see ourselves, others, and God. Here are some ideas: