It looks like this year’s Lenten reflections are all being written above 35,000 feet. Last week’s was written on my way to Brazil, the one before on my way to London and this one is being typed into to laptop on my way to Germany. With all this traveling around it has been a challenge to find that quiet time for prayer and reflection. Fasting is going well as reflected by several pounds less. As for almsgiving, the third of the Lenten priorities, I am glad we have a few more weeks before Easter to give me a chance to catch up. How is your Lenten coming along?
The Old Testament Readings continue on the path of God’s covenants. We recall Genesis’ Noah’s story of the First Sunday with God’s promise to all living creatures. Last week it was a promise to Abraham and his descendants larger in number than the stars on the night sky. This week we read from the Book of Exodus about God’s ten commandments given to Moses on
John’s Gospel was written about 70 years after the Resurrection at the time when the three Synoptic Gospels were well known in the Christian community. While Matthew, Mark and Luke wrestle with the What, When and Who, John is more on the question of Why. The Story of kicking out the traders and money dealers from the
A complete text of the readings at: http://www.usccb.org/nab/readings/031509a.shtml
With God’s Love and Blessings,