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Year of faith: Lenten sunday - 3


Lenten Sunday – 3

The third Sunday of lent is for our return to the Lord. The images of burning bush and the fig tree are glaring examples reflecting ourselves. Each one is created for a purpose. Fulfillment of that purpose is the fruit one is to bear before the Lord. He cares for each one with special love. Outward allegiance alone does not serve any purpose. To be a Christian, a believer in a compassionate God it is conditional to be fruitful. God in His goodness gives another chance. Am I alert enough?

All the happenings of the past are for our instruction. Moses played his role. The tree disappointed.

Pray for the grace to be alert, the grace to change and to bear the expected fruit.


Our God is not an avenging God. He seeks for sinners to return. We need to persevere in living lives of faith and repentance.

Lord, I believe, I want to believe.

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