2nd Sunday of Lent Cycle A

12th March 2017

The first reading is the call of Abram as it was expressed after its retelling through many centuries until it was written up. It is the lure of the hope of happiness – but how should this success be interpreted? People have always understood it with a tinge of selfishness.

The second reading is from a letter to Timothy – it speaks as a leader regarding the significance of the community in God’s plan. It has always been God’s plan for humanity through Christ Jesus; and we all have a role to play – we have been given this grace

In the gospel today, we have the story of the transfiguration. At times we all need to be strengthened as we try to live as Christians, by seeing the world and its people for what they actually are – beautiful, inspiring and divine creations – children of God

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