April 1, 2017

5th Sunday of Lent - A (April 2, 2017)


“I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

Death – an unavoidable reality that we all face.

In normal cycles of nature, to disasters, famines, wars, social and political crisis, moral failures, sins, sickness, and our own mortality, …

In spite of technological advances, social progress, discoveries, knowledge, and growth in all aspects of life, we still have to face evils and death. 

Just like us, Martha and Mary struggled with the death of their brother.  

To us, just as to them, Jesus reveals, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

Lent offers us the opportunities to face our failures, shortcomings, weaknesses, and even death.  We then can appreciate more deeply the gift of life, both in this world and for all eternity, that God alone can give us in the death and resurrection of God’s only Son.

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