19 Mar 2023

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A


1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a  Seeing as God sees requires a shake-up in our secular values.

Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6  The dark valley may seem fearful, but the Lord is our shepherd.

Ephesians 5:8-14  Darkness is in our past, but the Lord of light is our future.

John 9:1-41  Born blind? We all are. But there’s hope for a cure in Jesus.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The gospel this week seems to ask, “Who is the real sinner?” The man born blind from birth? Jesus who heals on the sabbath? Or those who fail to see the Light of the World?

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Exploring the word

Got sight?

Walking in the dark valley is a lonesome business. Maybe that’s why Psalm 23 is the most popular prayer in the Psalter. Even folks who have not been very regular members of the sheepfold can recite a few lines of “The Lord is my shepherd” by heart.

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Homily stories

Beginner's mind

I was at a friend's house, and his young son was doing a school project on a topic I happen to know something about. I offered my assistance, and at first the son seemed to welcome any help he could get.

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Homily stories

Beyond appearances

When my niece was about 12 years old, she brought some friends with her to visit her grandma. While there, she showed them the pictures of her uncles on my mother's dresser, commenting on each of them.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

God's light makes everything visible. Let us ask that God's presence shine into both the light and darkness of our lives.

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Vision is the art of seeing things invisible to others.

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