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Looking More Closely at the Word
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Year B
March 14, 2021
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John F. Kavanaugh, SJ

Being Saved by God’s Kind Favor

Our sacraments, our rituals, our prayers and our hopes mean little if Christ has not saved us, if Jesus has not given us the promise of abundant life, if he has not, indeed, suffered and died for us. 

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The World’s Darkness

For John, the term “world” carries a negative meaning.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

Christ himself showed how the cross was his chief preoccupation, and how much he longed to suffer.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Our Rescuing God

AA’s twelve steps can help us get to the heart of this Sunday’s readings.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

As we noted before, the Old Testament readings in Lent point up the highlights of Israel’s salvation history.

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