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Sunday readings: Rejoice, Jesus our light is near

March 15th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

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Readings for March 18

Fourth Sunday of Lent

2 Chronicles 36:14-16; 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21

Light has come into the world; whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.

I begin my commentary with a story about a famous golfer who appeared at heaven’s gates. Upon his arrival, our Lord asked him: What did you do to arrive here? The golfer proudly displayed his U.S. Open trophy. The Lord said: that doesn’t count here. Next, the golfer showed our Lord his PGA gold card. Once again, our Lord said sorry, that doesn’t count either. Now, very nervous, the golfer explained that he was a terrific husband and loving father to which our Lord replied: you were supposed to be both while on earth. Finally, the golfer said: you know, Lord, two years ago I turned my life over to Jesus. The Lord said, “You can enter now.” Read more »

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