In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fourth Sunday in Lent Year A in the Lectionary cycle: John 9:1-41; Ephesians 5:8-14; Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 16:1-13.
We discuss Jesus healing of the man born blind, the layered imagery of spiritual seeing and unseeing, and Jesus' declaration that He Himself has come to bring light to the world. We consider Paul's invitation to walk as children of the light and to scatter the darkness by exposing all things to light. We sojourn in Psalm 23 and soak up the goodness and beauty of the Lord's faithful shepherding. We conclude with a brief look at Samuel anointing David to be King.
--K.J. Ramsey's The Lord is My Courage and The Book of Common Courage: Prayers and Poems to Find Strength in the Small Moments
--The Bible and Disability: A Commentary
--Prayers of the People for the season of Lent, Year A
--Metrical Collect for the 4th Sunday in Lent
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of John
--Bible Project's overview of Ephesians
--Bible Project's overview of 1 Samuel
--Bible Project's overview of the Psalms
5:15 John 9:1-41
30:50 Ephesians 5:8-14
43:59 Psalm 23
52:32 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.