Fourth Sunday of Lent 2016, Year C

Well that was a week!

I wonder what the historians will say about it in 100 years’ time. Some words from the Second Reading may offer a clue: “For anyone who is in Christ there is a new creation.”

It would be my hunch that the Holy Spirit used this week to send a message to the world that the abuse of minors is a bigger challenge for the world and for all of the institutions and families of the world than we realise or wish to acknowledge. At this stage we do not have “The Answer.”

Our Liturgy, today, calls for a response in a joyful spirit for it announces a message of reconciliation for those who can listen and hear…and for all who fail but still sit, as it were, in darkness.

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