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 - 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