Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent. “Vindicate me, O God!” In the Old Testament (Gen. 22) Abraham trusts God’s Word and brings Isaac to the Mountain of the Lord for sacrifice. In our Epistle (Heb 9) God the Holy Spiit teaches us that Jesus is the Great High Priest, Whose once for all sacrifice has saved us. In our Gospel (John 8:42-59) Jesus, in the Temple, testifies that He is the Truth who has come to give sinners Life through the Way of the cross.
“Behold, God is my Helper!” We look to our money and stuff to deliver us from the woes of this life and the fear of