These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Therefore, it says: "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light." (Eph 5:8-14)
The Fourth Sunday of Lent with its rose-colored vestments signals that the celebration of the Paschal Mystery is near. The selection from today’s readings (possibly an early baptismal hymn) calls to mind our being chosen and enlightened by Christ.