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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 22, 2020

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SUNDAY, March 22                           4 Lent

John 9:4-5 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

When Jesus heals the blind man who hasn’t asked to be healed, it is Jesus himself who interprets this healing with dialogue and commentary. He explains the need to do the works of him who sent me...as long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

The importance of spiritual sight is emphasized in the blind man’s progressively clearer recognition of Jesus. But there is also focus on hearing. The blind man hears Jesus before he sees him and he shows us that hearing and seeing are much more than ways by which one receives Jesus. They are sensory cues in our relationship with Jesus—God with us—and the feelings they generate help our hearts understand this good news.

MOVING FORWARD: What sensory cues do you pick up on in your relationship with Jesus? How does this help you understand the good news?

PRAY for the Diocese of Kajo Kegi (South Sudan)

Ps 23 | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-14

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