Fourth Sunday of Lent
Are we, in some ways, “walking in darkness,” unaware of our true spritual state, blind to the gravest of our faults and to the needs of others. The Gospel remedy is to let the Spirit of Jesus shine into our hearts this very day, to take away our blindness and help us see things his way. But sometimes too, by undervaluing our gifts or being only too burdened by our failures, we might fail to make our proper mark in life – just as young David’s family never imagined that he could possibly serve God’s people as their king. St Paul assures us that each individual person is gifted and chosen, enabled through baptism to live in God’s shining grace, and to share it with others.