Readings for Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 1:20-end, Ephesians 5:8-14; 13-17 & John 9
Friday 24th March
The disciples dismissed the blind man (at least at first) as just an example of some rigid moral rule. As the story goes on it becomes clear that this is not a man to be dismissed, His response to Jesus is straightforward and insightful. His responses to the religious authorities who grill him is brave – not to say a touch impertinent. This man has met Jesus and had his whole life transformed and he is such a positive presence in this story: not some pious shadow, but wholly alive.
Thoughts and Prayer: Pray today for fullness of life: for yourself, for those close to you and for other people too: the capacity to live with joy and in the middle of life with all that it brings