Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year B

A story was told that two travelers were on their way to a village. When they arrived at the edge of a forest, the sun just went down and it started to rain heavily. Since their destination was on the other side of the forest they decided to go through the woods instead of going around of it.

One of the two travelers kept his head high and started cursing everything, the rain, the thunderstorm, the forest, the darkness in the woods and he even cursed himself. His eyes were not on a small path, and because of the darkness in the wood at night plus the rain he got lost.

On the other hand, the other traveler kept his head down and his eyes on a small and rough path. He used the lighting from the thunderstorm to keep himself on the right path, and he made his journey through the forest!

The gospel of this Sunday reminds us that Jesus came into the world as a light and that we are belonged to this God of light and love. Let us all not allow misfortunes, hardness or dark days of our lives take away the privilege of being called children of the Light. Let us keep in mind and believe that judgment is not passed by God, but we judge ourselves by our response to the light.

Let us meditate this passage one more time:

This is the verdict,
that the light came into the world,
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light,
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. (John 3:19-21)

Fr. Phi Nguyen

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