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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Today’s gospel reading was a long one. It was 42 verses long to be exact. And, because I’m worried that you might be scrolling on Facebook or that you fell asleep. I’ve got a pop quiz that’s fancier than your nodding or raising hands. On your screen, answer this question: How many times did the words sight, see/seen/sees/saw, or blind appear in today’s gospel – the options are 4, 11, 14, 23, 29, or 34? Correct answer: 29. And, these 29 times helped to communicate to us that this reading, this story, this encounter with Jesus was all about sight. But, it was more than just sight, in John’s gospel, to see is to believe, and to believe in John’s gospel is to have abundant life. And in today’s story, abundant life meant that a man’s existence was utterly transformed…