And Now I See
In the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent (John 9:1-41) Jesus reveals that he is the light of the world. In the First Reading from Samuel (1 Samuel
16), the Lord says that man does not see as God does, “the Lord looks into the heart.”
We are often limited to seeing only the surface, but God sees straight to our heart. God invites us to see with him as he shows us things that are beyond the surface. Lent can be a good exercise in seeing beyond ourselves. The Lord leads us out of difficult moments. How often do we forget this when we become lost or confused?
Blinded By The Light
St. Paul wandered around in darkness until he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. This encounter knocked Paul to the ground and blinded him for a short while. What he finally saw changed his life. Paul tells us to live as children of the light because light produces every kind of goodness. Jesus is that light.
During Lent we are challenged to recognize Jesus in our work, in our neighborhood and in our struggles. Sometimes we get caught up in life’s challenges and fail to see what is at the heart of the matter. Of course our challenges are important, but we must try to see that God is in the middle of everything we do. It is up to us to try to recognize the face of Jesus as the light of the world.
As we journey together in these last two weeks of Lent, let’s find this light and let it knock us to the ground. When we get up, we will walk to a new place of sight and eternal life.