March 8 Mon Lenten Weekday [Saint John of God, Religious]
2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Lk 4:24-30
9 Tue Lenten Weekday [Saint Frances of Rome, Religious]
Dn 3:25, 34-43/Mt 18:21-35
10 Wed Lenten Weekday
Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
11 Thu Lenten Weekday
Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
12 Fri Lenten Weekday
Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
13 Sat Lenten Weekday
Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
14 SUN FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21
or, for Year A, 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Last week’s weekday readings ended with the story of the Prodigal Son; this week’s end with the tax collector who prays in the temple and finds mercy.
Readings from the Book of Hosea occur the last two days of this week; he’s the prophet whose unbroken love for his unfaithful wife reminds us of God’s faithful relationship with humanity. God always wants us back.
Naaman the Syrian (Monday) came to appreciate the saving waters of the Jordan. He reminds us of the mystery of Baptism we celebrate this season.
God is faithful. May we come to see God’s fidelity, who makes us his own.
Naaman’s story follows the story of the Samaritan woman, read on Sunday, week 3. She is also promised life-giving water.