Homilies: 5th Sunday of Lent, Year C

My homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. During today’s Mass, we celebrated the Third Scrutiny with Donald.

The readings proclaimed were Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45. The psalm today is Psalm 129: “With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.”

“The raising of Lazarus from the dead confirms Martha’s proclamation of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, the one promised by God. Jesus’ delay in responding to the original message sets up both the profession of faith and the confirmation of God’s glory through the raising of Lazarus to ‘new life’, a promise held out to all those who can profess Jesus as the Christ.”