Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 15th


Ex 17: 3-7
Ps 95: 1-2,6-7,8-9
Rom 5: 1-2,5-8
Jn 4: 5-42


And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts… Rom 5:5

This hope is a hope based on the faith that we are deeply loved by God. God will continue to be love and to create the universe for all eternity. We can imagine the new hope Jesus gave the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well: new life and faith. We can lament injustices and natural disasters in our world. It is so easy to get caught up in politics and negative media reports, but those should not be our main focus. Our hope lies in the love of God and the teachings of Jesus, enabling us to transcend these events. We pray for ourselves and our brothers and sisters that we not forget who we are: the beloved of God. Therefore we try to love as best we can and have a hope that is faith-based and counter-cultural. We all fail to love as we should, but God’s love never wavers. We have hope in God’s tender, constant love and mercy.


Generous God, help me not to forget who I am.

Personal Challenge

Each morning I will thank God for my reasons for hope.

Sue Imhoff, Associate
LaGrange, IL

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