Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

Hosea 5:15-6:6Luke 18:9-14 The prophets were all called to deliver challenging messages to people who found themselves in crisis. It was largely a crisis of faith. One question occupied the hearts and minds of the people: Has God abandoned us? As political alliances failed and the prospect of exile loomed, Hosea speaks to the injustices …

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

Jeremiah 7:23-28Luke 11:14-23 ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin, and a household divided against itself collapses.’ The onlookers in today’s Gospel challenge the very nature of Jesus’ power to work miracles. Jesus has cast out a devil and rather than accepting this as a miracle, the onlookers set up a polarity: Jesus …