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The Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 11, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Listening to the Light

The people were condemned by their own actions. God's love remained constant, but theirs didn’t. So invading forces took them as captives into Babylon, where they remained in exile for seventy years.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Faith’s Darkness

We struggle with doubt because we can’t picture God’s existence, imagine God’s reality, or feel God’s presence in our normal ways. At a certain point, our minds, imaginations, and hearts simply run out of gas.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


The Second Reading declares that God is rich in mercy and great in love. So why doesn’t God protect his people from the heartbreak that his people had when Jerusalem was destroyed?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Bringing Light

Who will bring light into this world of darkness? Who, if not the follower of Christ, will “turn hatred to love, conflict to peace, death to eternal life”? We live in a world that is in need of salvation.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Seeking God

Describe three places where “the immeasurable riches of his grace” are at work in the world or in your life today.

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda


now I will

now I will

now I will
be loving

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