Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Edward C. Malesic

  Share this Page

Back to news list

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent – March 31, 2022

Bishop’s Reflections

March 31, 2022

For every day during Lent, Bishop Edward Malesic writes a Scripture reflection for the faithful. Follow the bishop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click HERE for the readings.

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent – March 31, 2022

At the same time that God was giving the Ten Commandment to Moses on the mountain, the people below are making a calf out of gold and worshipping it as their god. In the story, God is about to send his blazing wrath upon that wicked people.

Moses intervened. He interceded for the people. And the result? “So the LORD relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people.”

In the New Testament reading Jesus is also perturbed at the people. They didn’t believe John the Baptist who pointed to him as the Messiah. They didn’t accept that the miracles he had worked among them revealed his divine nature. They didn’t believe the Scriptures that had prophesied his arrival. In short, they lacked faith.

And what does Jesus do? He went to the cross and accepted the death that should have come to them. Jesus interceded for his people on the cross, saying, “Father, forgive them.”

And we have another chance to get it right and come to faith in Jesus, the Son of God.

Subscribe! Sign up to receive news & updates.

Share This


Photo Gallery

1 of 22