Sunday 26 March 2023

About Today Readings

5th Sunday of Lent

Ezekiel 37:12-14. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption – Psalm 129(130). Romans 8:8-11. John 11:1-45.

Nothing is impossible for God

I wonder how it must have been for Martha. Ever-capable, always in control, she is faced with the ultimate loss of power – death and grief.

Sometimes I wonder if Martha had the tendency to resist relying on others. Just think of her running the show, cooking and cleaning when Jesus visited. But in today’s Gospel, Martha comes out of the house to meet Jesus and asks the impossible. In doing so, she discovers that nothing is impossible for God when we turn to Him.

Lord, help me to loosen my grip on my life. Grant me the humility to ask for help, from you and from those around me.

Email this Print This Page