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Live As Children Of The Light

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:04 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 10:04 PM ]
26 March 2017 ( Fourth Sunday of Lent )

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The first reading gave an account of the anointing of David as the king of Israel. David was chosen by God not for his outward appearance but for his heart and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from the day of his anointing. We see God’s wisdom in electing one who lived in the light, humble and obedient to Him. The second reading is a reminder to us to live as children of the light which was contrasted with living in darkness. The difference between the two is seen through the fruit borne – whether it is good and right and true. The light of Christ will shine on those who do what is holy. The gospel reading also emphasizes the light through the healing of the man who was born blind. The miraculous cure identified Jesus as the Divine Light and resulted in a division between those who saw the truth and those who rejected the truth. Unless one realizes the extent of his blindness, there is no hope of seeing the light. Let us therefore ask Jesus to open our eyes that we may see and live as children of the light.