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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Year A
March 19, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

The Simple Eye

To have the simple eye is see with the eyes of faith. It is to let the Holy Spirit have a peaceful home within us and to help us clean house.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Purgatory as Seeing Fully for the First Time

True purgation happens only through love because it is only when we experience love’s true embrace that we can see our sin and drink in, for the first time, the power to move beyond it.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Blind Man Who Wanted for Nothing

It is terrible to suppose that all suffering is punishment for sin. What kind of God inflicts blindness on a newborn as a punishment for sin?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Looking Into The Heart

Our Lenten prayer and sacrifice should serve to take away our blindness so that we can look into the hearts of others and love them as brothers and sisters.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Spiritual Blindness

St. Paul says that you are light. If you could, what darkness in the world would you dispel?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

without fear
because of Him
who said

Fear not

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