LISTEN: Reflection for the 5th Sunday Lent — Year A

This Sunday’s readings talk about prophecy, the gift of the Spirit at Baptism, as well as death, being witnesses to new life, and resurrection.

Join Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ as he considers what the story of Lazarus has to say to us in our time. How can we find life at home at the moment? What are the life-giving activities that we can do as families and friends – even while we are physically separated?

Let us remember that this is Jesus’ desire for all of us this Lent: that we will have life and have it abundantly. Just as Jesus found a way to save Lazarus, allow him to work in your life to save you too.

Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts.
Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

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Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ

Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2005 and underwent the usual course of studies in his formation, which took him to such varied places as Canada, France, Ireland, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Whilst working at the Institute, Matthew managed the background technical aspects of much of the Institute's work and was involved in the Spirituality work, completing the Advanced Spiritual Directors Training Course and the Spiritual Exercises Training run by the Institute. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and was also a part-time lecturer in Sacred Scripture at St Augustine College of South Africa. He is currently the Director of Communications for the Jesuits in Southern Africa, based in Lusaka, Zambia. @mcharlesworth
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