Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for March 22, 2020.
Description: The 4th Sunday of Lent teaches us that conversion is a process. The blind man in John 9:1-41 exemplifies this journey into faith. Notice that at first he did not go to Jesus. Jesus came to him. The man responded by waiting to see what would happen and then by obeying Jesus. Conversion begins when Jesus seeks us out and we make ourselves available to his touch. He then opens our eyes to the truth, but we don’t immediately understand.
For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:
- In the first reading, God makes it clear that he sees what we cannot see when we’re focused on external evidence. Think of a time when you looked deeper or beyond the obvious. How did that change you?
- In Ephesians 5, we read that we have become light in the Lord. Name some of the good fruits that come from the ability to see what Jesus is doing in your life.
- The Gospel reading illustrates that those who think they can see the truth are very often blind, and those who acknowledge their blindness become able to see clearly. Why does this happen? How has it happened to you?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 4th Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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