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2nd Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2017

A HOLY FAST

How do we return to God with our whole heart?  How do we recognize the blessings that we have already received?  How do we live and move and have our being . . . with God – not because that is what we are supposed to do or out of some kind of obligation, but because it is our true desire?

These are the questions that frame our Lenten journey thus far.  And these are the questions which offer us a particular lens through which we will more clearly see the Gospel.

Peter, James and John journey with Jesus to the top of the mountain, where they were able to see him for who is truly is; and how do they respond?  (with fear)  Remember what we said last week – it is fear that keeps us from participating in the divine life more than anything.  We are so terribly afraid of losing control, among other things.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent (Genesis 12:1-4, 3:1-7; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9)

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