Homily :: Mar 26, 2017
03/26/17: Fourth Sunday of Lent
03/26/17: Fourth Sunday of Lent - Dcn Glenn Harmon
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The election of David as the anointed one of God together with the good shepherd psalm may at first seem like a strange reading to pair with the account of the man born blind. But the election of David has the prophet learning that the vision of God is not our vision, and God chooses people not by sight but by what it is in their hearts.
In the account of the man born blind, Jesus affirms that this person was chosen for the same purposes that David was chosen, to be a surprising choice and to reveal God’s glory. God, it seems, has a purpose in selecting the unexpected; in doing things that surprise us, we can be shaken from our ordinary life, from our ordinary expectations and so see things in a new light.
The message of the second reading makes this abundantly clear. We can no longer sleep! We must awaken to the light of Christ. This applies not only to those who are coming to the faith in the RCIA but even to those who have been followers of Jesus for a lifetime. The alarm is sounding, wake up and see what God is doing even now!
By Glenn CJ Byer, MA SLD © 2003, OCP. All rights reserved