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Sunday Reflection – 19 March 2023

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Also Read: Mass Readings for 19 March 2023 Homily for 19 March 2023 – Sunday

First Reading: First Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (7)

We Thank God for He does not see as mortals see! At the same time, we are blessed that he sees our hearts and not our outward appearance. Let us remind ourselves to see the inward intentions of our hearts not just our external personas! Let us also bear this in mind when we interact with others. It is the heart that we must try to understand, being mere mortals this is a challenge! But through Christ who strengthens us, we can do all things. (Phil 4:13)


Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 23: 1-6

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (5)


Second Reading: Ephesians 5: 8-14

Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (10-11)

Once we know we have been redeemed, we ought to walk in the light of the Lord. God has given us the Holy Spirit to help us in our walk. We then must build a relationship with the Holy Spirit to inspire us in every moment of our lives. Again it must be in our hearts to follow the Light, only then will we see the guiding power and light of Christ in our lives. Or else it is quite easy for us to be deceived and led astray. Therefore, we must keep watch.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Gospel: John 9: 1-41

Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” (39)

Do we see? Do we understand? Do we know God? Let us pray that we do not turn blind after seeing! Let us remove the speck from our own eyes first. Let us help those who are blind and not revile them. Jesus Christ is with us every moment of our lives. Let us walk and not be weary.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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