A Moment before the 4th Sunday in Lent

This weekend, you may see part of RCIA at Mass this weekend – the second of the 3 Scrutinies.  Last Sunday, the Creed was presented. This Sunday, the focus is on the heart of the God found in that Creed.

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Pointing out other people’s mistakes is fun (in a nasty sort of way). And it’s so easy to do after the fact.

Like the disciples in Sunday’s Gospel. Who are trying to sort out whether it was the sins of the man or his parents that caused him to be born blind.

It’s easy to mock them. You and I would never blame someone who is suffering from a birth defect or a disease.

But we often do just that - to people who have other types of suffering in their lives. Without really thinking about it, we assign blame. And treat them like they’re contagious.

Jesus’ response to the disciples shows us where our priorities need to be. Instead of bothering with blame, Jesus simply helps the man.

Which tells us everything about the heart of God.

Sunday’s readings