Sunday, March 26, 2023
The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent are about how God can take us from death to new life. The first reading (Ezekial 37:12-14) tells us “I will open your graves and have you rise from them”. The psalm (Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) is ” With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. “ Through God’s mercy we have new life. The second reading (Romans 8:8-11) tells us if Christ dwells in us, we will have new life as He does. And in the gospel (John 11:1-45) tells how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
So some possible themes for this Sunday are new life, resurrection, the Pascal Mystery, grief, suffering, and reconciliation. See some specific ideas below.