Second Sunday in LentFebruary 21, 2016
OUR POTENTIAL IN THE PRESENCE
In our first reading, God once again makes a promise to Abram. God has already promised him land, which Abram has yet to see; and now God has promised Abram descendants that will be as numerous as stars in the sky.
However, the difficulties of Abram’s life have caused him to doubt and so he questions God. The reading we hear are the Lord’s instructions to Abram so that he may know the God’s promises are true. In the end, Abram receives his confirmation in a dream.
Our second reading is an explanation of the Gospel, in which Luke tells the story of the transfiguration – where Peter, James and John see Jesus transformed before them while they were fully awake.
And they are so taken by the full revelation of Jesus’ divinity that they request to stay on the mountain; however, something happens that scares them.
CLICK HERE for the readings for the Second Sunday in Lent (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36)