3-29-20 – 5th Sunday of Lent
As we deal with new challenges in this unprecedented time, it may seem like we really are in the desert. John’s Gospel today is filled with intense human emotions, presenting experiences such as loss of a loved one, along with an amalgam of doubt, fear, hope, and faith. Our journey is all about putting Jesus at the center of our lives and following him, as Ignatius did and as he asks us to do. We see this played out in today’s Gospel. In this Fifth Week of Lent, we hear of Lazarus brought back to life. Jesus tells Martha; “Your brother will rise… I am the resurrection and the life.” In these words Jesus offers the promise of resurrection. All of this can resonate with us right now. Just as Jesus was light for the blind man and redemption for Lazarus, he is the God of hope and promise for us all. Let’s listen for that quiet, but assured, voice of God that Ignatian spirituality inspires us to seek and to follow.