United States Conference of Secular institutes


Fourth Sunday of Lent

John 9:1-41

Suffering is a mystery, and so it can’t be completely understood. Such was the case with the man in today’s Gospel. He had been born blind. Needing a reason they thought either the man himself or his parents had sinned. And his blindness was a punishment sent from God. Jesus made no attempt whatever to explain this tragedy or any other. There are some complexities in our faith life and we cannot unlock or explain all the mysteries of our faith.  But I can allow God’s simple truth to find expression in my daily life.