Second Sunday in Lent

The readings this week are Genesis 15:2-12,17-18; Psalm 27; Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 3:17-4:1; and Luke’s Gospel 9:28b-36.

All the readings this week point toward relationship with the Lord. It begins with Abram and the Lord making a covenant in the first reading, which leads to Paul talking about our heavenly home where are all citizens, then we catch a glimpse at the heavenly home with the Transfiguration and hear “This is my chosen son, Listen to him” coming from the heavens. The Abrahamic covenant in scripture is the first between an individual person and the Lord, as the Lord tells Abram that his descendants will be a numerous as the stars. Since Abraham is our father in faith this covenant is what establishes our relationship with the Lord. This is furthered in the Gospel story of the Transfiguration where Moses and Elijah come down and are talking with Jesus to understand our own relationship with the Lord looking at the Bible is a good place to start. The biggest thing here is the voice at the end telling us to Listen to Jesus. Let this be our mantra this Lenten season listen to Jesus all to often we are distracted by so many other noises in the world and we opt to neglect the voice of Christ in the world today.

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