The readings for the first scrutiny are very complex and rich, so there’s more than enough material for many seasons of Lent. Symbolism as realities, like water especially today regarding climate change, are a whole topic by themselves. The recognition for ourselves like the woman at the well of Samaria that Jesus is the Christ is another topic to focus on. Finally, there’s the numerous aspects of reconciliation and evangelization work that the readings surface to explore in groups or in homilies. These are only a few of the major ones. The ultimate focus is evangelization and the invitation of God’s grace in our lives.
Lent 3 A Lectionary Catechesis