Homilies: 4th Sunday of Lent, Year C

My homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, hamilton. During today’s Mass, we celebrated the Second Scrutiny with Donald.

The readings proclaimed were 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41. Today’s psalm is Psalm 22: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”

“The healing by Jesus of the man born blind overturned the understanding of physical ailment as punishment for sin and drew the young man to encounter a truth he could not deny or avoid even when confronted by intense interrogation and pressure from the religious authorities. The young man eventually comes to a place where he is able to confess ‘Lord, I believe’. God’s action through Jesus Christ brings us from the darkness of unbelief into the light of undeniable truth – if we open ourselves to the action of God in our lives.”