Greetings on this the Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Readings: Ez 37:21-28; Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13; Jn 11:45-56
Notes: Saturday before Palm Sunday
Everyone in Jerusalem wondered what Jesus is going to do?
Now the Passover of the Jews was near,
and many went up from the country to Jerusalem
before Passover to purify themselves.
They looked for Jesus and said to one another
as they were in the temple area, “What do you think?
That he will not come to the feast?”
My dwelling shall be with them;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Thus the nations shall know that it is I, the LORD,
who make Israel holy,
when my sanctuary shall be set up among them forever.
Responsorial From Jeremiah
The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.
Verse Before the Gospel
Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, says the LORD,
and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
The Lord’s Plan per Jeremiah:
- Take you
- Gather you
- Covenant with you
- Dwell with you
Those in Power Worried
- Take away our lands
- Take away our nation
What are we going to do?
Which has the stronger hold upon us: the Promise or the Fear?
Peace be with you,