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Echoing God's Word - Lenten Reflections

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017).

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

First Sunday of Lent - March 1 2020
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
Romans 5:12, 17-19
Matthew 4:1-11
The human race rebels against God.
Disobedience of Adam; Obedience of Christ.
Jesus defines his mission through testing.
Second Sunday of Lent - March 8, 2020
Genesis 12:1-4
2 Timothy 1:8-10
Matthew 17:1-9
God calls Abraham to make of him a blessing.
God calls us in Christ to life everlasting.
The light of divine life shines through Jesus.
Third Sunday of Lent - March 15, 2020
Exodus 17:3-7
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-42
In the desert, Israel thirsted for more than water.
God has loved us to the point of giving his Son's life.
The Woman of Samaria thirsted for eternal life.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22, 2020
1 Samuel 16:6-7, 10-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41
The Lord chose David to be a king pure of heart.
Christ calls us to be holy and to love tenderly.
The touch of Christ brings light to one living in darkness.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45
God will restore Israel to life and to land.
The Spirit in us grants resurrection already.
Jesus gives new life to Lazarus who had died.
Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020
Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14 - 27:66
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
The Servant does not avoid humiliation and torture.
Jesus is humble and obedient and is raised up.
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.