Monday, February 18, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily - Second Sunday of Lent

From the Desk of Father Mark,

My Dear People,

Jesus Is My Son!

When Jesus was "transfigured" before Peter, James and John, He again receives approval from His Father in Heaven. God the Father says, "This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; listen to Him!" Seldom do we hear the Father speaking in the Sacred Scriptures. When we do, His words are very significant. Abraham, Moses and Elijah were but a few who were privileged to encounter God the Father. They too heard Him speak. His words are noteworthy. Jesus is my Son, a pre-Trinitarian revelation. I am very pleased and delighted in Him. The WORD Jesus speaks are MINE! Be attentive and heed MY WORD in Him. WOW! We have an intimacy that the Father shares with us in His only Son, Jesus Christ.

WE can be assured that when the Son speaks, the Father is speaking through Him as well. This is why Peter can confess for us at the time of the Eucharistic Teachings in John chapter six, "to whom shall we go Lord, YOU have the WORDS of everlasting life." Lent is a time to seek the intimate presence of the Lord. Holy Scripture is a sound spiritual way to "encounter" the Lord. Dust off your Bibles. Open them, read them this Lenten season. Pick a favorite book and read a little each day. Come to know God the Father's love for us in His Holy Word!

May we trust in the Lord by putting our time, talent and treasure into His hands.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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