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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 - February 21, 2021
Genesis 9:8-15 
1 Peter 3:18-22 
Mark 1: 12-15 
God makes a promise of life and seals it with a rainbow. 
We are saved through the waters of baptism.
Jesus encounters his human dimension in the desert. 
Second Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021
Genesis 22:1-18 
Romans 8:31-34 
Mark 9:2-10 
Abraham is willing to obey God.
God gives us everything in giving us Jesus.
Jesus shows his glory in a glimpse of the resurrection.
Third Sunday of Lent - March 7, 2021
Exodus 20:1-17 
1 Corinthians 1:22-25 
John 2:13-25
God's law leads us to freedom.
Jesus is the sign of God's wisdom and power. 
His resurrection is our ultimate freedom.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 14, 2021
2 Chronicles 36:14-17 
Ephesians 2:4-10 
John 3:14-21
God used Gentiles to change the hearts of his people.
We have been brought to life in Christ.
God so loved the world that he gave his Son.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 21, 2021
Jeremiah 31:31-34 
Hebrews 5:7-9 
John 12:20-33
God will make a spiritual covenant with his people.
In obedience to the Father, Jesus became our Savior. 
In his death Jesus is glorified by the Father.
Palm Sunday - March 28, 2021
Isaiah 50:4-7 
Philippians 2:6-11 
Mark 14:1-15:47
The Servant of the Lord is open to God’s word.
Jesus emptied, humbled himself in obedience.
The Passion and death of Jesus Christ.