Reflection: 4th Tuesday of Lent

Mass: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
First Reading: Ez 47:1-9, 12
Responsorial: Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
Gospel: Jn 5:1-16


If an Academy Award were given for today’s set of readings, the “best supporting character” award would go to…water. After all, the common theme shared with the first reading and Gospel is water—for its life-giving, life-sustaining and healing properties.

Nearly 3/4 of our planet is made up of water. Similarly, our bodies are made up of about 70 percent of water.

I would suspect that throughout history, many cultures would… 

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