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The Second Sunday in Lent* - 24 February 2013

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Apologies are in order.  I inadvertently published Lent III as Lent II.  When Lent II proper is posted it will be out of order.  My apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.  Have a blessed Lent.      - MTH


The Second Sunday in Lent - 24 February 2013 Genesis 15:1-12 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Saint Luke 13:31-35

Background:  The Psalms in Lent Unlike the second readings, the psalms usually relate to either the first reading or the Gospel, or in some instances to both.  Lent has a diversity of relationships in this year of the Lectionary.  On Lent I, Psalm 91, “he shall give his angels charge over you” is one of the quotes that Satan uses in the Gospel attempting to persuade Jesus to follow Satan’s will.  On Lent II, Psalm 27, the relationship of God and Abraham is reflected in the psalmist’s desire to be in conversation with God.  On Lent III, Psalm 63, the images of wilderness, water, thirst, and satiation are modeled in all the readings.  On Lent IV, Psalm 32, the psalmis…

The Third Sunday in Lent - 3 March 2013

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Apologies are in order.  I inadvertently published Lent III as Lent II.  When Lent II proper is posted it will be out of order.  My apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.  Have a blessed Lent.      - MTH


The Third Sunday in Lent - 24 February 2013 Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 63:1-8 I Corinthians 10:1-13 Saint Luke 13:1-9

Background: The Second Readings in Lent The usual pattern of the Lectionary (excepting the RCL when the semi-continuous readings from the Hebrew Scriptures are used) is that the Gospel reading is usually reflected in the First Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures, and sometimes from the Psalm.The second lesson is usually independent of the others, although sometimes a reflection can be seen.During the Sundays of Lent we see a pattern that highlights the Christian’s journey.On the First Sunday of Lent Paul urges us to confess our faith in Jesus, to have it on “our lips and in our hearts.”That is the beginning point – the witness we make to those around us.Then come sta…