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Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 17, 2013

A FUTURE FULL OF FORGIVENESS

How very fitting our readings are today, for they reflect the very tone of our Church brought about by the election of Pope Francis.  The world over has been captivated by our new Pope who models for us holiness, simplicity and compassion.  In just a few days, he has shifted the focus from politics to prayer; from exclusion to inclusion and from the our past, filled with so much sin, to our future, filled with compassion and forgiveness.

The same goes with our readings today and so I urge you to listen closely as you hear in Isaiah the Lord who speaks to the Israelites as he makes a way for them from the deserts of captivity to ‘something new’.

Listen as we hear St. Paul write about forgetting what lies behind and straining for what lies ahead.

Listen as we hear the Gospel about the women caught in adultery whom Jesus forgives insisting that her future is more important than her past.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: (Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippines 3:8-14; John 8:1-11)

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