Month: March 2021

Sunday 5th Week of Lent March 21, 2021

Jeremiah, in a more tender moment, speaks these words to us from God, “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God and they will be my people.” https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  Much like yesterday’s reading, we are special to God. We are his people! Picture a grandfather and grandmother enveloping …

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Monday 4th Week of Lent March 15, 2021

The Psalmist proclaims, “You have changed my mourning into dancing.” https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  Isaiah promises that the Lord is making everything new—earth, heaven, will wipe away the past sorrows. In this pandemic we need to hear this prophesy and then believe it. Will the sound of weeping be stilled? Will the young grow strong and the old see a …

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Sunday 4th Week of Lent March 14, 2021

God surprises! Cyrus, king of Persia liberated the enslaved Israelites. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  When he conquered the Chaldeans, he inherited the Hebrew slaves. He was their master. The author of Ephesians suggests that we are mastered by our transgressions, and John’s Gospel assures us that Christ came not to condemn, but to save. At every moment, after every transgression, …

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