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Sharing the Word for March 17, 2017

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

March 17, 2017

Daily Reading from the USCCB: Psalm 105: 16-17, 18-19, 20-21


Today’s responsorial psalm and first reading give us the story of Joseph.

In a time of famine Joseph welcomes his brothers to Egypt, and sees that they get what they need in spite of the sufferings they had inflicted on him long ago. They settle down in comfort with him in Egypt. The king makes Joseph “lord of his house and ruler of all his possessions.”

The story of Joseph presents us with the theme of the suffering of the just man, a theme that calls for our greater attention as we approach the weeks of the liturgy that deal with the sufferings and death of the just man, Jesus. It is a theme that calls us to remember the marvels the Lord has done.