Sunday, February 28, 2021
The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent make us think of God’s revelation of himself to us and how we recognize him. The first reading (Genesis 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18) tells of how Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac, but God stopped him. The psalm (Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19) reminds us that we walk in the “land of the living”. The second reading (Romans 8:31B-34) tells us that Jesus intercedes for us. And in the gospel (Mark 9:2-10) tells of the Transfiguration, where the voice from the heavens revealed Jesus as God’s beloved son to Peter, James, and John.
Some possible themes for this weekend are prayer, listening to Jesus, and taking time away to encounter Jesus. Here are some ideas: