Browsing the March 2022 archive of Thoughts from Fr. Bob

5th Sunday of Lent - April 3, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/30/22

As we approach the holiest time of the year, we are afforded the opportunity to realize how transformative God is.  Again and again, God has transformed the world and the human race, never as much as when raising Jesus from the dead.  But God also transforms us individually in ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent - March 27, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/23/22

On this fourth Sunday of the Lenten season, called Laetare Sunday, a time to anticipate the joy of the Easter season, we get a taste of God’s rich mercy and boundless generosity, eventually realized through Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.  The stories and reflections we hear in today’s readings illustrate the ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent - March 20, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/22/22

In today’s Gospel, Jesus points out that the crowd and some of us, believe that those who experience something negative in their lives are being punished by God.  Perhaps its because when we were young and did something wrong we would be spanked, or grounded, or had to go ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent - March 13, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/10/22

As we continue our journey through the penitential Lenten season, we are reminded in our readings of the promise the Lord makes to us.  God asked Abraham to look up to the heavens and witness the countless stars in the sky.  Peter, James, and John looked up to the ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent - March 6, 2022

Posted by Fr Bob Betz on 3/02/22

The first Sunday of Lent always gives us the gospel of Jesus going into the desert to be tempted or tested.  It may appear to be a case of poor judgment to follow anyone into the desert for forty days, even if that someone is the Holy Spirit.  Why ... Read More »