Fifth Sunday of Lent (A)
1 There was a man named Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister, Martha, and he was ill.
2 It was the same Mary, the sister of the sick man Lazarus, who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair.
3 The sisters sent this message to Jesus, 'Lord, the man you love is ill.'
4 On receiving the message, Jesus said, 'This sickness will not end in death, but it is for God's glory so that through it the Son of God may be glorified.'
5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus,
6 yet when he heard that he was ill he stayed where he was for two more days
7 before saying to the disciples, 'Let us go back to Judaea.'
8 The disciples said, 'Rabbi, it is not long since the Jews were trying to stone you; are you going back there again?'
9 Jesus replied: Are there not twelve hours in the day? No one who walks in the daytime stumbles, having the light of this world to see by;
10 anyone who walks around at night stumbles, having no light as a gui
Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
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