On this Laetare Sunday, we rejoice over the lessons that describe our Lord as a Divine Shepherd of Light. May we all find reason to be glad in someone who can enlighten us, guide, and free us from sin and death!
The lectionary readings remind us that no matter the deserts we encounter in this sin-laden world, our God will make a way to refresh us from the springs of of eternal life.
The lectionary inspires us Lenten penitents with the story of Abraham, the spiritual ancestor of those who learn to relate to God by faith instead of imperfect human obedience or heredity.
As we walk the penitential path with Jesus this Lent, our lectionary readings help us compare and contrast Adam and Jesus so we might better appreciate the great salvation our Lord has worked out for all who believe.
As we begin Lent, our lectionary readings serve as a wake up call to a deeper and more fervent pursuit of our Triune God.