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4th Sunday of Lent 2023

This Sunday’s Gospel (John 9) shows us Jesus healing a man born blind. It plays with paradoxes: the man comes to see physically but also comes to see spiritually, in that he recognises who Jesus is.

Yet his opponents, who claim that are able to see clearly, are spiritually blind, in that they condemn both Jesus and the man. The story reminds us that there are none so blind as those who will not see because they allow prejudice to cloud their vision. At Easter we will pray: ‘May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds!’


Merciful Lord,

you know our struggle to serve you:

when sin spoils our lives

and overshadows our hearts,

come to our aid

and turn us back to you again;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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