Sunday, March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

In other years: Saint Patrick (385-461)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 38 The Weekly Reader
Mass: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Resp Ps 27, Ph 3:17-4:1, Lk 9:28b-36

Stand firm in the Lord.

God the Father speaks to us on this Second Sunday of Lent: This is my chosen Son; listen to Him.

The transfiguration of the Lord focuses our attention wholly on the Paschal Mystery … We are meant to approach it in an active way, as a mystery that involves us, a mystery that we are to accomplish with Jesus … We must enter upon our own exodus not simply contemplating the transfigured Jesus, as the disciples did, but being transfigured by Him. 
(Adrian Nocent)

O God, who have commanded us
to listen to your beloved Son,
be pleased, we pray,
to nourish us inwardly by your word,
that, with spiritual sight made pure,
we may rejoice to behold your glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
(Collect, Mass)

May those who love us, love us.
And those who don't, may God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hurts,
May He turn their ankles so we'll know 
Them by their limping.
(Irish Blessing)


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