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Echoing God’s Word

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017).

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

ORDINARY TIME  
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 4, 2018
Job 7:1-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39
It is allowed to complain to God!
Paul writes about abuses in the Church.
Jesus always sets time aside for prayer.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 11, 2018
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46    
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
Mark 1:40-45
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46    
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
Mark 1:40-45
LENT  
First Sunday of Lent - February 18, 2018
Genesis 9:8-15
1 Peter 3:18-22  
Mark 1: 12-15
God makes a promise of life and seals it with a rainbow.
We are saved through the waters of baptism.
Jesus encounters his human dimension in the desert.
Second Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018
Genesis 22:1-18  
Romans 8:31-34
Mark 9:2-10
Abraham is willing to obey God.
God gives us everything in giving us Jesus.
Jesus shows his glory in a glimpse of the resurrection.
Third Sunday of Lent - March 4, 2018
Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:22-25
John 2:13-25
God’s law leads us to freedom.
Jesus is the sign of God's wisdom and power.
His resurrection is our ultimate freedom.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 11, 2018
2 Chronicles 36:14-17
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21
God used Gentiles to change the hearts of his people.
We have been brought to life in Christ.
God so loved the world that he gave his Son.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 18, 2018
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hebrews 5:7-9
John 12:20-33
God will make a spiritual covenant with his people.
In obedience to the Father, Jesus became our Savior.
In his death Jesus is glorified by the Father.
Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018
Isaiah 50:4-7  
Philippians 2:6-11  
Mark 14:1-15:47
The Servant of the Lord is open to God's word.
Jesus emptied, humbled himself in obedience.
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ