The website Catholic Culture.org provides this explanation for this weekend’s liturgy.
”Rejoice, Jerusalem! Be glad for her, you who love her; rejoice with her, you who mourned for her, and you will find contentment at her consoling breasts." This Sunday is known as Laetare Sunday and is a Sunday of joy. Lent is half over, and Easter is enticingly near.
The Church’s liturgy, on this the fourth Sunday of Lent, invites us to retrace one of the fundamental dynamics of our baptismal re-birth through the Gospel account of the healing of the ‘man born blind’. It is the passage from the darkness of sin and error to the Light of God, who is the Risen Christ.
Although Easter is only 3 weeks away, we must not fail to take advantage of the remaining weeks of Lent and the Sacred Triduum. May the Lord open the eyes of our souls, that we may rejoice in the blessings he has in store for us.