Gospel Reflections

4th Sunday of Lent

John 9:1-41

Sunday Gospel Reflection by Sister Breta Konzi

Published: March 26, 2017

In the first reading the Lord sends Samuel to anoint David the son of Jesse. At first, Samuel looks at the Sons of Jesse with human eyes. Then the Lord gives him the light to see the right person to anoint. When the light of Christ is with us we make good decisions. He is the light that directs us along the right path for the sake of his name. The psalmist reminds us that the Lord is our shepherd. As a shepherd, the Lord brings light for us to see the right way to go. We are called to put all our trust in him.

St. Paul reminds us that once we were in darkness, but now we are light in the Lord. At the time of our baptism, we were born again in Christ as children of light. We all like light because it is possible to see, work, and identify things. The same light should help us to learn what is pleasing to God and be able to identify what is good, right and true. How open and honest are we to expose the unfruitful works of darkness? Let us work towards opening the eyes of our brothers and Sisters by letting the light of Christ shine upon their hearts. 

In the Gospel, Jesus tells us that as long as he is in the world he is the light of the world. Jesus brought light to the blind man. We see Jesus coming to bring light to the people on the Sabbath. As Christians we should not limit ourselves in doing good works even when we know that others will be against us. The love of God should always draw us to do good works. How strong and courageous are we to profess our faith with our brothers and Sisters who do not share our beliefs?

We all worship the true God, so therefore let us confess, like the blind man, that we truly believe in Him. Now that our eyes have been opened let us say, “Yes Lord I believe in the Son of Man.”  Let us pray for ourselves and for each other that we may continue to witness, like the blind man, that Christ is the Son of God who gives sight to the blind.


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