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The Fourth Sunday of Lent- Year A

1 Samuel 16.1–13
Ephesians 5.8–14
John 9.1–41

Don’t miss the sinister moment towards the end
of John’s great story. We were told from the
beginning that the blind man’s condition from
birth had nothing to do with previous sins,
whether his own or his parents’. That possibility,
so prevalent in folk- religion (and in some more
sophisticated systems), is alien to the Judaeo-
Christian tradition. The Bible regularly refuses
to ask ‘why?’, but rather ‘what?’ Our instinct is
to look for a ‘solution’ in terms of a theory about
the cause or origin of suffering...

Taken from Twelve months of Sundays year A by N T Wright

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