April 3, 2011: 4th Sunday of Lent
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from his birth. The followers of Jesus asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind.”
Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s work might be revealed in him.
As he said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with his saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” So he went and washed and came back able to see. (John 9:1-7)
Today we have another long gospel. Read the whole story: John 9:1-41.
Lent is a preparation for Easter. At Easter people wanting to become Jesus’ disciples will be baptized. They will see with the new eyes of faith. Jesus will become their Light. Jesus made it possible for the blind man to see and to believe. In baptism we received the Light of Christ and the ability to see with the eyes of faith. Jesus is the Light of our life.
We are half way through Lent. We take a little time to relax and rejoice before going on. Are the things you’ve chosen to do this Lent making you a better Christian?
We are brothers and sisters of Jesus through our baptism. Don’t be afraid to tell others about your relationship to Jesus.