Sunday 18 March 2018

About Today Readings

Week I Psalter. Fifth Sunday of Lent. St Cyril of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 31:31-34. Psalm 50(51):3-4, 12-15. Hebrews 5:7-9. John 12:20-33.

Create a clean heart in me, O God—Psalm 50(51):3-4, 12-15. 

Those who love their life will lose it. 

Often life is just a series of frustrations: there are things that we should do and cannot. We don’t measure up to the way Jesus would act in those situations. Sometimes we do things that are harmful—we are guilty both of doing the wrong thing and also of not doing the right thing.

Jesus, help me break away from my old patterns of being preoccupied with myself. Open my heart to your Spirit of freedom and love. In my frustrations and pains come to form my heart. Your sharing of our life with us was to lead us to repentance, so help me turn to you.

Enliven and enlarge our hearts to encounter your presence anew. Jesus, help me to face the fear that you faced, so that I may live as you lived.

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