Third Sunday in Lent

The Way of the Cross – Second Reading in Preparation for the Third Week in Lent

The Way of the Cross – Second Reading in Preparation for the Third Week in Lent

So the truly wise follow Christ to Calvary, not only in Lent but every day. They keep the Cross ever before them in their mind and heart. They walk the Stations of the Cross. They pray before the Crucifix. They ponder the mystery and give thanks in wonder. They come to the Eucharist to be part of the memorial and re-presentation of His sacrifice and go forward to receive Christ himself, the greatest “benefit of his passion”.

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Learning To Trust – First Reading in Preparation for the Third Sunday in Lent

Learning To Trust – First Reading in Preparation for the Third Sunday in Lent

The Catechism teaches us that, in the first sin “Man..let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and…disobeyed God’s command…” and that “all subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.” I am always struck by how profoundly simple yet true this statement has proven in my own life, particularly when, like the Israelites, I am faced by situations that seem to scrape at my deepest wounds and fears. But God has never proven unfaithful in my life, even when I have; to the contrary He has given me every reason to trust that He is my Healer…

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