The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Readings for March 29, 2020 

Ezekiel 37:12-14
Psalm 130:1-8
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45

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“When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled … And Jesus wept.”
(John 11:33-34)

In the prayer of Divine Praises, there is a line that says, “Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.” These titles of true God and true man are both shown in Bethany. After the death of his friend and in mourning, Jesus becomes agitated and weeps. Then he raises Lazarus from the dead. Human emotion followed by Divine intervention. True man and true God. 

And this is my God. 

The One who loves so much He weeps with me when I mourn.
The One who loves so much He knows and understands my humanity.
The One who loves so much He longs for me to return to Him. 

When I know, understand, and accept both my own humanity and the majesty of His divinity, I will live in union with Him.

My Lord Jesus, in your humanity you loved those who were part of your life here on earth. In your divinity, you acted on their behalf “for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified.” All glory, honor and praise be to you! Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior of the world, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen

3 thoughts on “The Fifth Sunday of Lent

  1. Thanks Tim,

    Not only to “return to Him”; but also to TURN TO HIM, in all of our needs, our wants, our hopes and our fears.

    He is the God that our hearts long for; and amazingly; He longs for us, even more than we can ever long for Him.

    What an AWESOME GOD we have, amen!

    Patrick (Stay SAFE Tim and thanks)

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