Monday, 28 March 2011

Towards Lent 4

Readings for lent 4 (Lent, not Mothering Sunday readings) are:

1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

There's so much hear about seeing & not seeing & how we 'see' what God sees.
The Samuel reading is the one about David being 'selected' by God - with that memorable phrase that 'God does not see as mortals see - because mortals only see the outward appearance' - then David is selected and the description is that he was 'ruddy, and had lovely eyes & was handsome' - just the outward description, then!

Meanwhile jesus heals a man born blind - and is criticised by the PHarisees for healing on the Sabbath - so the story becomes a question of who is 'seeing' and not seeing Jesus.

Can we see as God sees? Can we see others as God does?
There is a link to Mothering Sunday here - can we see other with the eyes of an adoring mother?
Can we dare to believe that that is how God sees us - as a precious, adored, child.
That's how God sees us & that's why God comes to die for us.
Now do you see?

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