Cycle C Third Sunday of Lent

We have in the first reading the calling of Moses. Here was a man who was a criminal in Egypt and had fled for his life. Yet God gave him a special mission. Do we base our paying attention to God’s word based upon who it is that is preaching? Do we discount the words of truth because we do not like what is said or the person who is delivering God’s word?
The second reading has Paul telling us to not grumble as some of the Israelites did. We have heard that pride goes before the fall, here be challenges us that whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall. How often are we known to grumble?  Are we as patient with others as we want them to be with us?
The people Jesus is talking to in the Gospel is pointing fingers at others and saying they were great sinners. Jesus reminds us that we need to keep our own house in order. Pointing fingers does not serve a positive ending. Jesus reminds us, if we do not repent, we will all perish. Let us during this Lenten season focus on keeping our own house in order before we worry about others’.

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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