Echoing God’s Word
Reflections on the readings from the Lectionary
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First Sunday of Lent - February 26, 2023
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 - The human race rebels against God.
Romans 5:12-19 - Disobedience of Adam; Obedience of Christ.
Matthew 4:1-11 - Jesus defines his mission through testing.
Second Sunday of Lent - March 5, 2023
Genesis 12:1-4 - God calls Abraham to make of him a blessing.
2 Timothy 1:8-10 - God calls us in Christ to life everlasting.
Matthew 17:1-9 - The light of divine life shines through Jesus.
Third Sunday of Lent - March 12, 2023
Exodus 17:3-7 - In the desert, Israel thirsted for more than water.
Romans 5:1-2,5-8 - God has loved us to the point of giving his Son's life.
John 4:5-42 - The Woman of Samaria thirsted for eternal life.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 19, 2023
1 Samuel 16:6-7,10-13 - The Lord chose David to be a king pure of heart.
Ephesians 5:8-14 - Christ calls us to be holy and to love tenderly.
John 9:1-41 - The touch of Christ brings light to one living in darkness.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 26, 2023
Ezekiel 37:12-14 - God will restore Israel to life and to land.
Romans 8:8-11 -The Spirit in us grants resurrection already.
John 11:1-45 - Jesus gives new life to Lazarus who had died.
Palm Sunday - April 2, 2023
Matthew 21:1-11 - Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Isaiah 50:4-7 - The Servant does not avoid humiliation and torture.
Philippians 2:6-11 - Jesus is humble and obedient and is raised up.
Matthew 26:14-27:66 - The Passion and death of Jesus Christ
Easter and Triduum - April 6-9, 2023
John 20:1-9 - We know him because we have experienced him.
Acts 10:34,37-43 - We share in the Resurrection; let us live worthily.
Colossians 3:1-4 - The disciples testify that the tomb is empty.
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - April 16, 2023
Acts 2:42-47 - The early Church experiences itself in the joy of Easter.
1 Peter 1:3-9 - The gift of faith surpasses all the splendor of gold.
John 20:19-31 - With Thomas, we come to faith in the Risen Lord.
Third Sunday of Easter - April 23, 2023
Acts 2:14,22-33 - God has raised Jesus to life.
1 Peter 1:17-21 - We need to live up to what we have been given.
Luke 24:13-35 - At a meal, the Risen Lord is revealed.
Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 30, 2023
Acts 2:14, 36-41 - In order to receive the Spirit, reform and be baptized!
1 Peter 2:20-25 - Christ gathered our sins and brought them to the cross.
John 10:1-10 - Christ is the Divine Shepherd of Israel.