Second Sunday of Lent

March 16, 2014


EE Cummings once wrote, “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”

At the heart of our readings today is the answer to that great question:  who are you?  We are told in our first reading that we are a great nation because God has blessed us.  And because we have been blessed, we are a blessing to others.  And because of this, you are great.

I wonder if you believe this?  That you are a blessing.  Can we comprehend what that means for others?  For us?

Paul tells us through his words to Timothy that we are called to be holy – not because of what we have done or what we do – but because of who we are and because of the grace we have received through Christ.

CLICK HERE for the readings of the Second Sunday of Lent (Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9).

The book referenced in this homily is entitled, “Jesus Feminist” by Sarah Bessey (Howard Books, 2013)


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