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Echoing God's Word - Lenten Reflections

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 6, 2022
Deuteronomy 26:4-10 
Psalm 91:1-2,10-15 
Romans 10:8-13 
Luke 4:1-13
Our salvation is rooted in God’s actions in history.
We can trust in God’s love. 
Salvation comes to us from Christ’s resurrection.
Jesus is ever faithful to the Father. 
Second Sunday of Lent - March 13, 2022
Genesis 15:5-12,17-18 
Philippians 3:17-4:1 
Luke 9:28-36 
Psalm 27:1,7-9,13-14
Abraham trusted God totally. 
Christ will transform our earthly being.
The community is given notice of the resurrection.
The Lord who is light brings light in our lives. 
Third Sunday of Lent - March 20, 2022
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 the Son’s life.
The Woman of Samaria thirsted for eternal life. 
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 27, 2022
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 - April 3, 2022
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 of the Passion of the Lord - April 10, 2022
Procession: Luke 19:28-40 
Isaiah 50:4-7 
Philippians 2:6-11 
Luke 22:14-23:56 
Blessed is he who comes as king in the name of the Lord.
The Lord’s Servant submits to humiliation and torture.
Humble and obedient to death, Jesus is raised up. 
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.
Easter Triduum - April 14-17, 2022
Acts 10:34,37-43 
Psalm 118 
Colossians 3:1-45 
John 20:1-9 
We know him because we have experienced him. 
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice!
Since we already share in the resurrection, let us be worthy.
Those closest to Jesus are witnesses that the tomb is empty.