Friends, on this fourth Sunday of Lent, our Gospel is one of the most magnificent stories in the Gospel of John: the healing of the man born blind. John is a theological master, of course, but also a literary master, and this story is beautifully crafted as a sort of icon of the spiritual life. This is not only a story about something that Jesus did; at a deeper level, this is a story about all of us.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
Psalm – Ps 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Reading 2 – Eph 5:8-14
Gospel – Jn 9:1-41