FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

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FOURTH SUNDAY: (A) Jn 9:1–41; (B) Jn 3:14–21; (C) Lk 15:1–3, 11–32

We’re all blind in some way—blind to the marvels of nature, people in need, signs of hope, God’s love, our worth. Identify one of your blind spots. Ask Jesus to give you clearer sight.

 

MONDAY: Is 65:17–21; Jn 4:43–54

Everything passes away—childhood homes crumble, neighborhoods give way to freeways, parishes merge or close. We have no lasting city here on earth. Live more lightly. Share more readily. Remember, love alone endures.

 

TUESDAY: Ez 47:1–9, 12; Jn 5:1–16

Jesus asks, “Do you want to be well?”—that is, happier, healthier, holier? For Jesus, they all go together. Do something today that makes you happier, healthier, and holier.

 

WEDNESDAY: Is 49:8–15; Jn 5:17–30

In American Sign Language, the word for "Jesus" is touching the tip of your middle finger to the palm of each opposite hand, recalling the wounds Jesus received for love of us. Use your hands to love someone.

 

THURSDAY: Ex 32:7–14; Jn 5:31–47

The golden calf is anything we focus too much attention on—money, success, security, pleasure, appearance. Focus your attention on what really matters—becoming more selfless.

 

FRIDAY: Wis 2:1a, 12–22; Jn 7:1–2, 10, 25–30

It’s difficult to live our religious convictions. It’s easier to take the path of least resistance. Jesus remained true to his convictions—even when it cost him his life. Live your convictions today— no matter what.

 

SATURDAY: Jer 11:18–20; Jn 7:40–53

The people can’t believe a prophet could come from Nazareth. Prejudice blinds them. What are you prejudiced against—a certain race, religious group, age bracket, profession, gender, lifestyle? How might you overcome prejudice?