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Lent

Third Sunday of Lent, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 28 Read Sunday's Gospel: John 4:5-42 Gospel Summary Jesus approached a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well and asked her for a drink of water. This surprised the woman for several reasons. In the first place, it was unlikely that a man would ask a woman for anything and even more unbelievable that Jesus, a Jew, would ask something of a Samaritan...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 31 Read Sunday's Gospel: John 9:1-41 Gospel Summary Using saliva and earth, Jesus made a paste to heal the blind man. The healing became a true conversion for the man, but created some problems for Jesus with the Jewish leaders. Because this healing took place on the Sabbath, the Pharisees accused Jesus of breaking Jewish law. The Pharisees...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 34 Read Sunday's Gospel: John 11:1-45 Gospel Summary In this Gospel, John tells the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. The story is significant because it is likely that his action was his last miracle before Jesus began the journey toward his own death. Jesus was called to Bethany to save his friend, but instead waited several...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 33 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel is the well-known story of the prodigal son who begged for his share of the family inheritance. He took his fortune to a far away place and quickly spent all he had on his personal pleasures. He was completely broke when a serious famine struck the area and he was...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

  Lectionary: 30 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Gospel Summary In ancient times, people thought death was the result of sinfulness. The crowds asked Jesus if that was true. He replied that it was no more true than the contrary: People lived because of righteousness. The point Jesus did make, however, was that repentance was necessary and...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 36 Read Sunday’s Gospel: John 8:1-11 Gospel Summary Although most scholars believe that this story of the woman caught in adultery was not part of John’s original writings, it is nevertheless an excellent example of Jesus’ style. First of all, some of the religious leaders tried to trick Jesus into going against the law of Moses by not having...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

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