Tag Archive | Lenten season

The Fifth Sunday of Lent ~ See, I am doing something new! It’s Mercy! It’s Forgiveness!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent ~ April 7, 2019 “See, I am doing something new!” says Isaiah. What is this “new thing” that is promised? It is mercy. It is compassion. It is forgiveness. It is Jesus our Lord! We saw this in the wondrous story of the Prodigal Son proclaimed last week. That story […]

The warning of the barren tree

The Third Sunday of Lent ~ February 28th, 2016 The Barren Fig Tree . . . . But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when […]

I’ve been to the mountain

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ February 21, 2016 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  It’s a great story.  It contrasts with last week’s story of Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil.  Today Jesus is receiving a wonderful […]

The Fidelity of Jesus

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT ~ February 14, 2016 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. First of all, let’s think about the scene.  The inhabited part of Judea stood on a central plateau that was the backbone of southern Palestine. […]