Third Sunday of Lent, March 3, 2013



Below, you'll find a reflection for today, the Third Sunday of Lent, by author Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SSND. 


We have also set up a page for Lent 2013 on the site where we will archive reflections throughout the season and organize additional resources for individuals and groups, including prayers, prayer services, action opportunities--including Pax Christi International's Bread is Life campaign, and information on undertaking a Way of the Cross event for Good Friday. You can find the page by clicking here.




By Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SSND


Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 | 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 | Luke 13:1-9


As I jogged one morning around the retreat house where I had come to ponder future choices, I looked down at my sneakers. They were just the right shoes for this exercise-not too tight, not too loose.


The sneakers became a metaphor for the alternatives before me. There were many options I could walk into. Some were like shoes that were too tight; others, like sandals that were too loose. I could certainly walk in shoes that would cramp my feet or ones that felt unfastened or untied, but they would eventually ruin my feet. I needed to find the proper fit that would be comfortable and contribute to my well-being.


That's what God's will is like-shoes that fit just right! Maybe that is why Moses had to remove his shoes when Yahweh spoke to him on Mt. Sinai. Maybe his shoes were too tight or too loose. The proper fit was to be in right relationship with Yahweh, to follow God's will...


In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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