First Sunday of Lent - God Thirsts for Purity. To satisfy the thirst of God, we must be willing to purge from our lives all evil that leads to Sin. What lengths are we willing to take in order to be found pure of heart? Our acts of penance and mortification are meant to discipline our passions and purify our intentions. They are meant to help us on the road to reconciliation.
Second Sunday of Lent - Trust in God. Abraham demonstrates an ancient understanding of what it means to trust in God. There is a purity in his intention and action Those with such trust do satiate the thirst of God. Those who trust completely will do the works of mercy without hesitation. As Christians, we trust in the rising from the dead, and such trust leads us to purify ourselves for God.
Third Sunday of Lent - Clean Temple Clean Heart. Jesus makes a radical statement in driving out the money changers and demands that the Temple be a place of prayer. God thirsts for pure hearts and often we fill the temple of our lives with sin. The commandments show us the way to satisfy the thirst of God and purify ourselves… we must do as He commands.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - No Other Way but the Cross. God's thirst for pure hearts is revealed in His Son Who came to save us from our sins. God gave His Son to heal our wounded nature. We must give ourselves completely to Him by approaching the Light that is Christ. Only in this way will we satisfy His thirst.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - Conclusion. God satisfied our debt in His Son. He has given us everything we need to purify our hearts and be filled with Joy. He has confirmed for us the way to eternal Bliss and in following the way, we satisfy His thirst. As we approach Holy Week, we must do our part to satisfy the thirst of God - we can do this by going to Confession.
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