Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent – Year B

In John’s Gospel this 5th Sunday of Lent, we are presented with a “hero” in a way which is dramatically different from what convention suggests. We begin to see Jesus at his most human, he is just like us in that he shares in the struggles of life by facing his own human struggle. He tells us “now my soul is troubled”. These are certainly not the words we expect to hear from a leader, from a hero.

There are three things we can learn from the Gospel this weekend: we should not be afraid to live through the ups and down of our own lives; it is ok to admit that we are struggling when we are and our lowest points can become the turning points we need.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 50; Hebrews 5:7-9 & John 12:20-33.

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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