Sunday, February 25, 2024
The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (see below) make us think of God’s revelation of Jesus Christ as his beloved son and also how God loves us. The first reading tells of how Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac, but God stopped him. The gospel 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.
Daily Mass Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent – Year B
- First Reading – Genesis 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18: “I know now how devoted you are to God, since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 116: “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”
- Second Reading – Romans 8:31B-34: “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
- Gospel – Mark 9:2-10: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”