March 12, 2016

5th Sunday of Lent - C



In the profession of Pope Francis, “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father's mercy.” [1]

The woman certainly encounters mercy in Jesus. She goes away forgiven. The gift of life is restored for her [2].

The scribes, Pharisees, and all the people in this Gospel passage also encounter Jesus. They all go away.

Do they allow God's mercy to touch them?

[1] The Face of Mercy, #1.

[2] Francis J. Moloney, SDB. The Gospel of the Lord, Reflections on the Gospel Readings, Year C. Homebush, Australia: St. Paul Publications, 1991; p. 81.

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