The readings this Sunday take us through Jeremiah 31, one of the most important prophecies in the Old Testament. The Gospel is taken from John 12.
During the podcast I talk a bit about the motif of the hour in John. Here I drew a bit from Scott Hahn's fine work.
On the Hour in John
- Linked with his death (John 7:30; 8:20)
- Further spiritual associations
- Linked with giving miraculous wine (John 2:3–4)
- Worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:21–24)
- The dead hear the voice of the Son of God and will live (John 5:25–29)
- Jesus is lifted up and draws all men, grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies (John 12:20–24)
- Eucharistic spirituality
- New wine
- Christian worship in the Spirit
- Hear the voice of the Son and live
- Jesus is lifted up as sacrificial Lamb of God
- Jesus as grain of wheat: Eucharistic bread
- Draws all to himself—Jews and Greeks
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"Jeremiah's New Covenant Prophecy and the Coming of Jesus' Sacrificial Hour: Podcast on the Sunday Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (3/25/12)"