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Third Sunday in Lent

March 3, 2015

LIFE-GIVING AND CHAOTIC

Last week we heard about the Transfiguration – the glory of Christ revealed, which by consequences also reveals our own faults. If you recall, I compared to looking through a window on a bright sunny day. The dirt on the window is a distraction to the vision much like our sin is a distraction to our relationship with God.

Today’s readings pick up that theme, but if I were to use the same metaphor, caution us to focus – not on our imperfections – but on God.

This message is not conveyed by mountains as last week, but with water. In the desert, Moses calls forth water from the rock. At the well, Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman.  The water for which she asks is both life-giving and chaotic.

CLICK HERE for the readings for Third Sunday of Lent (The Scrutinies) (Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42)

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