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Looking More Closely at the Word
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Year A
March 19, 2023
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Escape from Plato’s Cave

When Jesus seeks out the man and receives his profession of faith, he utters the paradox that the sightless see and those who think they see are really in the darkness of sin.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


The controversy stirred by the blind man’s cure ranges beyond physical blindness to deception and lying. Here is a fruitful area for reflection.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


This man, who was actually born blind, was not cured by surgical skill, but by the power of God.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

We're All Blind

This Sunday's Gospel account about the man born blind is the showcase example of seeing as a symbol of believing.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

A multiplicity of themes jostle one another in this dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman.

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