Texts: Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
The texts this week help us to understand that Jesus is the Light of the World, and that he desires for us to truly see as He sees. In contrast to the man born blind from birth, we find that those with spiritual blindspots are far more handicapped. Samuel struggles to look past outward appearances to annoint the next king of Israel. In our Gospel lesson the Pharisees, the neighbors, the parents, and the disciples all display their spiritual blindness.