Lenten Reflection for the Week of March 4, 2012

READINGS: Genesis 22:1-18  ~  Psalm 116  ~   Romans 8:31-34
Mark 9: 2-10

40 days of LentThis Sunday’s readings are challenging but hope-filled! Listen to God’s promise to Abraham, “I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore…”(Gen. 22:1-18) His binding covenant with us! Ponder Paul’s words “If God is for us, who can be against us?”( Rom.8:31-34) In the Gospel reading we hear the Father saying to Peter, James and John (and to us) “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” (Mark 9:2-10)

This Lenten season is an invitation for us to experience a “transfiguration” within ourselves.  In his book, Table Talk, Jay Cormier, offers us this prayer for this second Sunday in Lent:

May the Light of Love illuminate our hearts, O God that we may discover the sense of your divinity within ourselves.
May that sacredness enable us to see beyond our own needs, wants, and interests so that we may set about to transfigure our lives and our world in your compassion, justice and forgiveness.”


Spend some quiet time today listening to Jesus speaking to you.  What is He saying? How are you responding?


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