La ceguera, la vista, y la Luz del Mundo

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IV Domingo de Cuaresma, Año A: 10 Marzo 2013
1 Sm 16, 1.6-7.10-13; Sal 23; Ef 5, 8-14; Jn 9, 1-41

El sentido de la vista es algo que valoramos muy positivamente. A veces, los adolescentes y estudiantes universitarios se preguntan unos a otros: “Si tuvieras que perder uno de sus cinco sentidos, ¿cuál sería?” Y, finalmente, la cuestión avanza a los dos sentidos que la mayoría de la gente valora más: la vista y el oído. Y se preguntan: “Si tuvieras que perder la vista o el oído, ¿cuál sería?” Es una decisión difícil de hacer; pero la mayoría de la gente elegirá a perder su oído y mantener su vista.

Porque nuestra vista nos comunica mucho del mundo que nos rodea. Nos permite detectar el peligro y defender en contra de ella; saber dónde ir y dónde no ir; saber quién y qué está cerca de nosotros, y muchas cosas acerca de ellos. Ser ciego, en comparación, implica funcionar con mucho perdido. (more…)

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To see, and to see more deeply

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 18, 2012
1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

The sense of sight is something we value very highly. Sometimes teenagers and college students will ask each other the question, “If you had to lose one of your five senses, which one would it be?” And eventually the question progresses to the two senses that most people value most highly: sight and hearing. And they ask, “If you had to lose your sight or your hearing, which would it be?” It’s a tough call to make; but most people will choose to lose their hearing and keep their sight. (more…)

She thirsted for Living Water

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 11, 2012
Exod 17:3-7; Ps 95; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42

She comes to the well alone, in the middle of the day, this woman of Samaria—and that’s the first sign that something is not right. Why didn’t she come in the cool of the morning, with the other women? Because, as we will learn, her life is scandalous in that small town. She has been married five times, and now she is living with a man who is not her husband.

She has been used and pushed aside by one man after another. And she is bruised and scarred; she is ashamed and afraid; she is condemned and rejected by others. And so it is no surprise that she has developed a hard, leathery shell, (more…)