Reflection: Fourth Week of Lent

The Fourth Week of Lent
With this week, we begin the second part of Lent.  We ask more and more deeply to be with and like Jesus.  We desire to celebrate the approaching mystery of our salvation with greater freedom and greater joy.

Each day's gospel will now be from the Gospel according to John.  We can't avoid the feeling of being in a court room for a grand trial.  There are "witnesses" and "testimony."  It is a battle between the forces of Darkness and the Light.  The opposition to Jesus mounts.  It is inevitable that he will be killed.  But, we know that the ultimate Judgment in the trial is against Sin and Death.  We grow in gratitude and grace as we experience more deeply that this is all "for me."

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