The first reading is a selection of verses (1 Samuel 16:1-13 passim) illustrating the way God choses individuals for different roles – not judging by appearances as we might. So the youngest son doing the job of a sheperd is called to become the great king David.
From the letter to the Ephesians (5:8-14) Paul calls everyone to try to discover what their vocation is – what God wants of each. They are not to keep their talents to themselves but to wake up to their vocation!
The Gospel is the rather long story from John about the cure of a man born blind. We should realise that we are all in some aspects of our life blind and we may encounter difficulties if we overcome this and start following the real call of Jesus.
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