Lectionary Reflection, March 3, 2013

Melissa Engle/MCC

Melissa Engle/MCC

Paul Heidebrecht, of the Ottawa office reflects on the lectionary passages for March 3.

At first glance, this week’s biblical texts provide encouragement for this kind of personal quest. The prophet Isaiah invites us to “seek the Lord while he may be found” and “call upon him while he is near” (55:6). The Psalmist addresses God with the words: “my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (63:1). And the Gospel of Luke includes the parable of the barren fig tree, which is introduced with Jesus’ repeated urging that “unless you repent, you will all perish” (13:3 and 5).

Read the entire reflection here.

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