Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Family Bible Study - 4th Sunday of Lent

Gospel Passage
John 9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 6 Jesus spat on the
ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay, 7
saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and
washed and came back seeing. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before
as a beggar, said, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" 9 Some said, "It is
he"; others said, "No, but he is like him." He said, "I am the man." 3 They brought to
the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a sabbath day
when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 The Pharisees again asked him
how he had received his sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I
washed, and I see." 16 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he
does not keep the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such
signs?" There was a division among them. 17 So they again said to the blind man,
"What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a
prophet." 4 They answered him, "You were born in utter sin, and would you teach
us?" And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having
found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of man?" 36 He answered, "And who
is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it
is he who speaks to you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe"; and he worshiped him.

Questions for discussion -

1. Jesus cured a blind man in today’s Gospel. Do you have any “blindness” in
your life that Jesus needs to cure, anything that makes it hard for you to see

2. Jesus could have cured the blind man without using clay and spit. Why do
you think he used them? Is it anything like the sacraments, where Jesus uses
water, oil and things from this world?

3. Jesus cared for the blind man and wants us to do the same. How do you care
for those who are blind, deaf, or have other problems?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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