FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A
Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA.
Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.
Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a. Readings from the RSVCE and the JB followed by commentary.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 5:8-14.
Pending: Father Wilberforce’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:8-14.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 9:1-41 (or 9, 1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38).
Pending: Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 9:1-41.
Word-Sunday Notes on John. Shorter reading.
SPECIAL MATERIAL ON JOHN 9:1-41.
The Figure of a Blind Man in the Light Papyrological Evidence. A scholarly article which appeared in the Journal BIBLICA in 2010Scrool down below the abstract for the text. Requires Greek font download. See “font instructions” in the left sidebar.
To Worship the Johannine ‘Son of Man.’ John 9:38 as Refocusing on the Father. Another scholarly article from BIBLICA. Also requires a Greek font download.
GENERAL RESOURCES ON ONE OR ALL THE READINGS:
St Charles Borromeo Parish Sunday Bible Study. Notes on all readings.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.
Sacred Page Blog: The Good Shepherd and True Sight. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber’s commentary and reflections on the readings.
Dr Scott Hahn Podcast. Link is to archive page. Brief, does good job of highlighting the themes of the reading.
St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.
Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Usually posted on Thursdays. Looks at all the readings.
(1) Father Robert Barron’s Audio Homily. Fr. Barron is a well known and respected theologian and speaker.