The pink candle on the third Sunday marks the transition from the more Lenten feel of preparing for Jesus’ Second Coming, to the Joy-filled celebration of Jesus’ first coming.
Greek writers often paired the words mathein (to learn) and pathein (to suffer) together, because not only did they sound alike, it was accepted in antiquity that learning came through suffering.
I find it hard to let go of reading this book. There's good strong teaching here, and a love for the religious elite who had come to faith. Religious leaders need this book as much today as ever.
There are three basic things Peter emphasized in this passage for you and I to do as we interact with each other: pray, love fervently, and make our hospitality cheerful. And there is one thing God calls you and me to stop doing: living in the identity we used to have before we came to Christ.