Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. During today’s Mass, we baptised Oliver and celebrated the First Scrutiny with Donald.

The readings proclaimed were Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42. Today’s psalm is Psalm 94: “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”

“The conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman was initiated by Jesus, not the woman, and it was the conversation that brought the gift of faith alive in her heart and changed her life. Faith is not something we initiated; it starts with God reaching out to us, and we respond not just in one moment but across the course of our lives.”