Love, following in the footsteps of Christ, in concern and compassion for all, is the highest expression of our faith and hope.
Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, homeless, despised or in need. Love is a leap of the heart; it brings us out of ourselves and creates bonds of sharing and communion.
To experience Lent with love means caring for those who suffer or feel abandoned and fearful because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In these days of deep uncertainty about the future, let us keep in mind the Lord’s word to his Servant, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you” (Is 43:1).
Pope Francis 2021 Lenten message
Readings for Week 4 in Lent - 14th March.
Reading I: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23
Responsorial Psalm 137: 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
Response – Let me tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!
Youtube version HERE
Reading II: Ephesians 2: 4-10
‘By grace you have been saved…’
Gospel John 3:14-21
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Jn 3:16