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Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, April 2, 2017, | Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent Year A | Roman Missal | Lectionary

First ReadingEzekiel 37:12–14 ResponsePsalm 130:7 PsalmPsalm 130:1–8 Second ReadingRomans 8:8–11 Gospel AcclamationJohn 11:25a–26 GospelJohn 11:1–45 or John 11:3–7, 17, 20–27, 33b–45

Catholic Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Lesson based on the International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 2, 2017: Shepherding Love (Psalm 23)Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri. This lesson treatment is published in the March 26, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at ______ By Mark Scott  David’s music comforted King Saul (1 Samuel 16:23), but the lyrics of the shepherd’s 23rd psalm comfort us all. Who hasn’t been moved by the words of this most famous passage? It has been read at more funeral services than any other psalm. It underlines God’s comfort, provision, discipline, guidance, joy, reception, and affirmation. This month we will hear from four of the most famous voices in the Bible. One was a king (David). Two were fishermen (Peter and John), and one was a tentmaker (Paul). The voices are distinct, but the theme remains constant for this quarter of lessons, and that theme is love. Brothe…