SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

“That very dear word of the Lord returns, which He will repeat so many times, and then in the Supper: remain. ‘Remain in Me.’ Remain in the Lord. He doesn’t say: study well, learn the arguments well; He takes this for granted. However, He goes to the most important thing, that which is the most dangerous for life if it’s not done: remain. ‘Continue in my word,’ and those that continue in Jesus’ word have their own Christian identity. And, what is it? ‘You are truly my disciples.’ Christian identity isn’t a card that says: ‘I am a Christian,’ an identity card, no. It’s discipleship.”  
Pope Francis

 

 

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Jeremiah 31

The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.

Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
proclaim it on distant isles, and say:
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
he guards them as a shepherd his flock.

 The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.

The LORD shall ransom Jacob,
he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror.
Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,
they shall come streaming to the LORD’s blessings:
The grain, the wine, and the oil,
the sheep and the oxen.

The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.

Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
and young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into joy,
I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.

The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.

The cords of the nether world enmeshed me,
the snares of death overtook me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.

In my distress I called upon the LORD
and cried out to my God;
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.