Fourth Sunday of Lent

& archive, Year C.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You see how bent over we are
Under the weight of the world’s habits.
Unburden us
Clear the path within our soul
Lift up our heads to see you
Our hearts to love you
To follow you
To stay with you.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

We pause again to contemplate God’s nudgings within our life, within our soul – nudgings to turn. Lent is a season for us to awaken to the many turnings God invites us to make: to turn from what is holding us captive, towards God who welcomes and embraces us, and who sets us free.

God’s nudgings often bring us “to our senses”, awaken us to that which has kidnapped our heart, our thoughts, our attention, and kept us in a “far country”, but starving and needy. Even if we have more than enough of this world’s “goods”, we find that deep within ourselves we wonder if this is all there is. We long for something more. We get in touch with a certain restlessness within.

Take some time this week to listen, to be aware of those places of restlessness or desire in your life. What would turning look and feel like? Like the younger son, what do you desire? What are you really seeking?

Follow the younger son back home.
Notice how God greets and embraces you.

Dear Lord,
Help me to listen
Free me from being blind to who you are
Release me from captivity to the world’s ways
Help me to listen

Fourth Sunday in Lent

3/4 Monday: Luke 15:1-3,11b-32
3/5 Tuesday: Luke 15:11b-32
3/6 Wednesday: Psalm 32
3/7 Thursday: Joshua 5:9-12
3/8 Friday: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
3/9 Saturday: Luke 15:1-3
3/10 Sunday Luke 15:11b-32