At Home with the Lectionary

Year C, Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 24, 2022
At Home with the Lectionary
Year C, Fifth Sunday in Lent
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In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14: John 12:1-8.

We consider Mary's extravagant anointing of Jesus' feet (and why in the world she dried them with her hair?), Paul's exemplary religious scrupulosity and how he found it worthless in light of Christ, the challenges of Bible translation as evidenced by Psalm 126, and childlike expectation for good things from God's hand.

Other notes:
-Peruse this variety of print parallel Bibles or online at Bible Gateway.
-I Dared to Call Him Father, by: Bilquis Sheikh & Richard Schneider

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Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.

John 12:1-8
Philippians 3:4b-14
Psalm 126
Isaiah 43:16-21