Monday 22 March 2021

About Today Readings

2 Kings 4:18-21, 32-37. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full – Psalm 16(17):1, 6-8, 15. John 11:1-45.

‘Unbind him: let him go free.’

As Lazarus emerges from the dark of the tomb, Jesus says these words. He speaks them to us, too, as we come out of the darkness of all that stops us from living life to the full. During the past few weeks we have tried to either give up something or do something extra as we head towards the greatest feast of the year.

Lent has been a time to discern honestly about ‘what I have done and what I have failed to do’. It has been a time to die a little to selfishness or bitterness, to practise patience and thoughtfulness. It is a time to come to the blessed sacrament of Reconciliation, to loosen the bonds that have prevented us from living as fully as Jesus hoped for us.

‘If you believe, you will see the glory of God.’

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