Wednesday, March 29

Lenten weekday

Do you get the message?

Before any gospel was written, the apostles preached a nugget of faith we call the kerygma—the “proclamation”: Jesus Christ . . . rose from the dead, and was raised to God’s right hand in heaven. Faith in this Good News will bring you salvation. It takes all of Lent to absorb this heady message and what it means to be baptized into Christ. We enter the season and the heart of the Good News with fresh eyes and ears, as if the daffodils sprouting around us had never been seen before, as if Jesus were the new beauty and new fragrance in the air.

Today’s readings: Isaiah 49:8-15; John 5:17-30 (246).
“For just as the Father . . . gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.”