Lenten Reflection for 3/16

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Daily Prayer

God Almighty, You send out Your Word into the void. Grant me the courage to speak Your Word with authority and conviction as Jesus did. Help me join with my brothers and sisters in Christ to carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to You. Amen

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 11:18-20; John 7:40-53
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Scripture Quote

John 7:46

The guards answered,
“Never before has anyone spoken like this man.”


As we draw nearer to Good Friday, Jesus’ message about who He is becomes clearer. Jesus speaks with authority that makes even the guards doubt the Pharisees. Lent is a good time to examine how we are receiving the Word of God that has been given to us. Do we become, as the disciple James exhorts (James 1:22), “doers of the Word and not hearers only”? This Lent let us receive God’s Word, embrace it, embody it in our lived action.

Reflection Questions

How can I hear God’s Word today and achieve His will?

Can I help someone who has fallen away rediscover our loving God?

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