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Echoing God’s Word

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

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - April 10, 2022
Procession:  Luke 19:28-40 
Isaiah 50:4-7 
Philippians 2:6-11 
Luke 22:14-23:56 
Blessed is he who comes as king in the name of the Lord.
The Lord’s Servant submits to humiliation and torture.
Humble and obedient to death, Jesus is raised up. 
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.
Easter Triduum - April 14-17, 2022
Acts 10:34,37-43 
Psalm 118 
Colossians 3:1-45 
John 20:1-9 
We know him because we have experienced him. 
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice!
Since we already share in the resurrection, let us be worthy.
Those closest to Jesus are witnesses that the tomb is empty.
Second Sunday of Easter - April 24, 2022
Acts 5:12-32            
Revelation 1:9-13,17-19    
John 20:19-31
Faith in Jesus heals many in Jerusalem.
Christ, the Living One, loves us.
Jesus promises greater blessings to us.
Third Sunday of Easter - May 1, 2022
Acts 5:37,32,40-41 
Revelation 5:11-14 
John 21:1-19
The apostles chose to obey God rather than men.
The Lamb is worthy to receive the praise of all.
Jesus cements his love for Peter at a startling breakfast. 
Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 8, 2022
Acts 13:14, 43-52 
Revelation 7:9, 14-17 
John 10:27-30 
Good news welcomed by those chosen for eternal life. 
Great multitudes will worship God. 
Jesus and the Father work together for the Church.
Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 15, 2022
Acts 14:21-22 
Revelation 21:1-5 
John 13:31-35 
New believers must persevere in faith.
God will dwell among His people as in a holy place. 
Jesus gives a new commandment: Love as He loved. 
Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 22, 2022
Acts 15:1-2,22-29 
Revelation 21:10-14,22-23 
John 14:23-29 
Observing the Law of Moses is not required.
In the New Jerusalem, the Lord is the only Light.
Obedience in Jesus Christ will make him dwell here.
Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 29, 2022
Acts 7:55-60 
Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20 
John 17:20-26 
Jesus receives Stephen into heaven. 
We urgently long for Jesus to return.    
Jesus prays for us who have come to believe.
Pentecost Sunday - June 5, 2022
Acts 2:1-11 
1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 
John 20:19-23 
Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34 
The community is filled with the Holy Spirit. 
The Spirit creates a new body of Christ.
Jesus comes to those who fear, bringing peace.
God’s Spirit has all power.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - June 12, 2022
Proverbs 8:22-31 
Romans 5:1-5 
John 13:31-35 
Wisdom was with God at the beginning of creation. 
Through the Spirit, God’s love has been given to us.
Jesus promises the Spirit of Truth in those who believe. 
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - June 19, 2022
Genesis 14:18-20 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
Luke 9:11-17 
Melchizedek, priest, offers bread and wine. 
Jesus offers his body and blood in sacrifice.
Jesus satisfies all our hungers.