What does it mean to be truly devoted?
In this sermon, we explored the theme of devotion. We see in the gospel reading, Mary’s devotion to Jesus. Once again she is humbly on her knees at the feet of Jesus, this time offering honor and gratitude. We explore the devotion of “man’s best friend,” and how we can show this type of selfless devotion to God and others. We see in Christ, a sacrificial devotion to us, in which he humbles himself in human form, welcomes all to his table, forgives even his enemies, and expresses God’s unconditional love for all God’s children through his suffering, death, and resurrection.
Readings for the 5th Week in Lent
- Old Testament: Isaiah 43:16-21
- Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14
- Gospel: John 12:1-8