Followers not Fans

Readings: Mk 11, 1-10; Is 50,4-7; Ps 22, 8-9.17-18.19-20.23-24; Ph 2, 6-11; Mk 14,1-15,47

The Word of God for us on Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday invites us to check ourselves and find out whether we are mere fans or true disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ solemn entry into Jerusalem is greeted with “hosanna” which is a cry to the Savior: “Come and save us!” There is namely a lot to be healed in us all. Open wide the gates (of the heart) and let the King of Glory enter! (Ps 24,19)

Read more: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

The hour for the new covenant has come

Readings: Jer 31, 31-34; Ps 51, 3-4.12-13.14-15; Heb 5, 7-9; Jn 12, 20-33

The word of God on the 5th Sunday of Lent invites us to contemplate that moment in which God wants to seal the new covenant with His people. Jesus refers to this moment as “the hour” of glorification. When He is lifted up on the Cross, Jesus draws all to Himself. The new covenant demands of us new heart, and thus new life styles.

Read more: 5th Sunday of Lent Year B 2020

Theme:The new Commandments 

1st reading: Exodus 20: 1-17. This reading deals with the ten Commandments.  They are a map of life for a people that has a special relationship with God
 
2nd reading : 1Cor 1: 22-25. To Some , the idea of a crucified saviour makes no sense whatsoever.  But to those who can grasp it, it is a sign of the wisdom of God.
Gospel: John 2: 13-25. This deals with the incident on which Christ cleared the the money changers and sellers of sacrificial animals out of the Temple. 
Read more: 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B 2021

God’s Plan for a world so loved

Readings: 2 Chr 36, 14.16.19-23; Ps 137, 1-2.3.4-5.6; Eph 2, 4-10; Jn 3, 14-21

The fourth Sunday of Lent is known as the Laetare Sunday because it is an invitation to rejoice that the celebration of Christ’s victory at Easter is approaching. The austere journey of self-denial and abstinence is leading us to the joy of the paschal mysteries. This joy is a founded one because it is rooted in God’s Plan of love for the world.

Read more: 4th Sunday of Lent, Year B

Theme: Surrender

Once armed attackers surprised a family on their way home where a bullet hit a young boy as he slept in the back seat. A short time later he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. People were shocked and annoyed. But public outrage was soon replaced by wonder and admiration. The boy’s family arranged that all of their son’s vital organs be harvested and donated freely. As a result lives of eight terminal patients were healed as young vital organs replaced defective ones. This story reminds us of another death of a son whose dying brought life to many. The death Jesus has changed and is still changing lives of many.

Read more: Second Sunday Of Lent Year B

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