Last Sunday, the Third Sunday of Lent, with the woman at the well, the theme was water—clearly a baptismal motif. The elect, like the woman, are thirsty for "living water," to have the Spirit flowing in them like a fountain.
This coming Sunday, the Gospel of the man born blind (cured when he "washed" at the pool of "the one sent") tells us of the enlightenment that comes through Baptism. In the very early Church, Baptism was actually referred to as "enlightenment."
Finally, a week before Palm Sunday, the Gospel is the raising of Lazarus. Through baptism, we die with Christ and rise from the water as new people. "It is no longer I who live; it is Christ who lives in me!"
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