Halfway through lent…

We’re halfway there, and isn’t it a little surprising that this Sunday we hear about the man born blind?  Wouldn’t you think that this would be a more appropriate Reading for the beginning of lent.  Think about it, before lent begins we can examine ourselves and see what we may be blind to and then set our course for ‘opening our eyes’ during the lenten season.

And yet…here it is, placed at the lented mid-point.  Why?  Well, maybe we need a little examination at this point.  Perhaps this would be a good time to step back and see if we are blind to anything.  Oh, I may be doing well, staying away from chocolate or sweets, I may be saying extra prayers or doing good deeds, but have my eyes been opened?  Do I need to be healed so that I can ‘see’?

Lent is halfway over but much still lies ahead.  We have our joyous Palm Sunday, we have our mysterious Last Supper, we have our painful Good Friday, and we have our glorious Easter. 

It’s time to take a good look, open our eyes, pray for healing, pray for sight.  What is it that still needs to be given to God this lent?  What do I see?

19 thoughts on “Halfway through lent…

  1. Andie,
    I needed this reflection today. I’m glad I stopped by. I have been thinking of what I should be working on during Lent that can make me a better Christian and person. Like you said, this is the time for prayers for healing, and for sight!

    Thanks for stopping by, and commenting on my story.

    Have a beautiful day!


  2. Andie, your posts are enlightening. This is a good one…as we can be blinded by our prejudices and misunderstandings at any time. A halfway point reflection is very helpful… I will consider this today.

  3. I was just thinking about a middle of Lent reflection, and then I come here and find more food for my reflection. The Sunday Gospels are so rich during Lent!

  4. I wrote about the blind man earlier this week, too — reading that story was incredibly revealing for me. My own blindness rages…only He washes the mud from my eyes.

    Thank you, Andie, for bringing the point home for me.

  5. I didn’t realize we are half way through until I read your post. I gave up TV for Lent . . . and I now hardly miss it. I know I will go back to watching it after Lent, but no where near the frequency I did before the season began. I have found so many more hours to do productive things that I don’t want to give that up!

  6. Yyes, Andie, you’ve made a timely post for me. I’ve been stuck these last few days and I suppose it is a type of blindness; maybe at being too earnest and reliant on my own will to progress so God has held me up for a while !!

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