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Third Sunday of Lent
Year A
March 15, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Water

Jesus asks the woman to draw some delicious well-water for him to drink. She hesitates.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Risking God’s Mercy

Why are we so hesitant in proclaiming God’s inexhaustible, prodigal, indiscriminate mercy?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

A Worthless Woman

Jesus asks her to help him. He opens the conversation with her by asking her to give him a drink..

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Reflections

Larry
Gillick, SJ

Water

Though natural water satisfies for a while, this water, which is Jesus, will bring peace and soul-satisfaction to those who drink.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Softening the Heart

Our goal is to “harden not our hearts:” to be concerned for the poor and suffering, to forgive the criminal, to welcome the stranger, to love our enemies.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Deserts of Life

Paul says, “The Holy Spirit has been given to us.” What do these words mean to you?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Winter Weather

did she laugh
letting
the nard flow

I am sure
she did

and that only Christ knew

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