4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
The man in today’s Gospel was born blind. Being born blind means never knowing colors, rainbows, beautiful sunsets and all the other wonders we see in the world around us. Subterranean animals like moles, bads and salamanders, which live in a world of darkness, have replaced vision with a super sense of smell. These creatures have successfully adapted to the dark.
The Gospel today recounts Jesus’ miraculous restoration of sight to the man who was born blind. Like the moles, the blind man used a roadmap of walls, sounds and smells to guide him about the city. He had successfully adapted to his dark world until that one day when light came passing by. The blind man was flooded with it. God’s works were truly revealed in him as his eyes opened to behold the smiling face of Jesus right there in front of him.
Deacon Dick Folger