Sunday, March 3, 2024
The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent for Year B (see below) help us understand that we must follow God’s commandments and truly live them in our hearts to find life. The first reading gives us the ten commandments. The second reading reminds us that God’s wisdom is not like human wisdom. And the gospel tells of Jesus cleansing the temple of the money changers who put there own desires above serving the Father.
Some possible themes for this weekend are the Ten Commandments, morality, and Church authority.
Scripture Readings for Mass for the Third Sunday in Lent – Year B
- First Reading – Exodus 20:1-17: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides me.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 19: “Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.”
- Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25: “For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
- Gospel – John 2:13-25: “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”