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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 6, A.D. 2005

1 Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13
Psalm 23:1-6
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"You say 'We see', so your sin remains"

Jesus gives physical sight to a man born with blindness as well as spiritual "in sight" to see He is the Son of Man, the Messiah. Jesus explains to this man that He "...came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind."

Jesus exposes that the arrogance of souls who regard themselves as 'seers of truth' indeed lack true judgment to "see" Truth when they fetter healing love that is the true worship on the Sabbath. The judgment Jesus brings is that the Sabbath is the day to 'heal' that which keeps one from seeing Who the Truth is and what He wants to heal.

These misjudgments preclude them from seeing what is True and prompts suspicion of Jesus as not possibly being from God since He does not conform to their expectations and thus they falsely accuse the Son of Man of 'sin' because He heals on the Sabbath. Hearing Him explain He is trying to establish "true" judgment they insist, "Surely we are not also blind, are we?"

Jesus confirms that is indeed the case in their persistence, "...you are saying 'We see", so your sin remains." One must first listen to the Truth before one is able to rightly judge what is True.

O Lord,
forgive our sins of arrogance and self reliance.
Grace us to see Your will,
to truly worship You
and heal what You will in those lives you send to us.

- Mary Williams

Lives of the saints:

Fourth Sunday of Lent
"Laetare Sunday"

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