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Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent – April 8, 2022

Bishop’s Reflections

April 8, 2022

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

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Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent – April 8, 2022

We are now one week before Good Friday. This Sunday is Passion (or Palm) Sunday. The foes of Jesus have made it clear that they are dead set against him. They are picking up stones to hurl at him.

Jesus is like Jeremiah in our first reading who heard his enemies say, “Denounce! Let us denounce him! Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail, and take our vengeance on him.”

The evil in the world that wants to be rid of everything that is good. It is like a cancer that doesn’t want to stop until the entire body is killed.

But there is hope. Back to Jeremiah. He said, “But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph . . . Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD. For he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!”

And even when Jesus is killed by them, hanging him on a tree, God will prevail. Jesus will rise up in three days.

Do we have hope that every evil will be conquered by God when he deems it to be the right time?

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