Cycle C Second Sunday of Lent

In the first reading we have God making a covenant with Abraham. He promised to make his decedents numerous even though he was childless. Abraham trusted that God would keep his word and God credited it to him as an act of righteousness. Do we trust in God completely? How often do we sing the Psalm that says, “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble!”
The second reading has Paul criticizing the disciples in Philippi. On the outside they appear to be a vibrant church but points out that many conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. If Paul were looking at our lives here in our County, what would he have to say about us?
The transfiguration reading in the Gospel provides us with a glimpse of the divine nature of Jesus. Here the author shows that Jesus stands firmly with the chief law giver and with the most prominent of the prophets. How often do we find excuses to not obey what has been handed down to us through the Church? Some people criticize the Church for not being up with the times. The Church is more concerned with faithfulness to God’s word that being popular or politically correct. How well do we know our Church’s teachings, and do we assent to them, even if we do not like or agree?

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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