Welcome to the fourth Sunday of Lent, we are about 20 days into the season or roughly at halftime. This is when we go back to the locker room and
consider what’s working and what’s not and how to approach the second
half. Today’s readings gives us powerful spiritual fuel as they talk about how God sees us and how blindness interferes with our journey to Him.
The first reading comes from Samuel and we see how God sees us by how
he chooses his anointed one. Samuel goes to Jesse’s house and
immediately assumes God want the eldest of Jesse’s sons as he appears to
be the most accomplished, but God says no. For, “Not as man sees does
God see, because man sees the appearance MORE