FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – EPISTLE: Hebrews 5:7-9

During his life on earth, Jesus prayed to God, who could save him from death.  He prayed and pleaded with loud crying and tears, and he was heard because of his devotion to God.  8Although Jesus was the Son of God, he learned to be obedient through his sufferings.  9After he had finished his work, he became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who obeys him.