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Fr. Mark’s Desk - March 22, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Lent
“One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.”

The Gospel for this weekend is John 9: 1-41. Be sure to read the passage!! It is the account of the man born blind. The cause of the sin is uncertain and discussed. That Jesus cures the blindness is certain and is also discussed. There are those who have objectified and judged the man because of his blindness. With the blindness gone, are they free to see the man as he really is, and not simply a result of his malady? The real blindness in the story is not that the man is blind but that because of his blindness, some refuse to discover him as a person. Jesus, as light of the world, hopefully changes our perception of this man. If we are not willing to let the light of Christ change our hearts, we remain in darkness. Embrace the Light!

Psalm 23 is the psalm of this weekend. I offer it here for your reflection.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
He refreshes my soul.

He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley,
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff, that give me courage.

You spread the table before me
In the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

Only goodness and kindness follow me
All the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
For years to come.

Have a great week!
Fr. Mark Walter - Pastor of St. Linus Parish

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