Sundays Message

4th Sunday of Lent March 21/22


We may see, and yet be blind. Samuel sees, but not the heart. He sees appearances, the Lord looks at the heart. Samuel is taught by the Lord to see the heart.

We were darkness. When we did not do God’s work, God’s will, we were darkness. We are light when we do God’s works, openly and not in secret. What we are ashamed of to do in public, is darkness.

The blind man sees better than the Jews. He knows who Jesus is, and believes. The Jews, who think they see, cannot see who Jesus is. They are blind, blinded by their preconceived ideas and traditions.

The blind man, like the Samaritan woman, encounters Jesus and enters into a personal relationship with him. The Jews do not. The blind man sees the light. The seeing Jews are in darkness.

The blind man even becomes an apostle, inviting the Jews to become disciples of Jesus. Unbelievable. 

I need to acknowledge my blindness and my need for light and healing. If I do not, my guilt remains: I have the opportunity to see, and I turn it down because I think I can already see well enough.

Disciples see. 

What are my prejudices? Do I let Jesus lead me into an encounter with him?