Reflection for Sunday – February 25, 2024

Readings: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Roman’s 8: 31b-34; Mark 9: 2-10 
Preacher: Sheryl Zabel

Our homilist this weekend is Sheryl Zabel who was a liturgist in our diocese for years.  While recovering from surgery she offers the following brief reflection on the readings for the second Sunday of Lent

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Famous words from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. 

“This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.”  God is speaking to Jesus’ disciples on a high mountain.  

And God still speaks to us: listen to what Jesus is teaching us today. 

And what does Jesus teach 2000 years after his life on earth?  To love one another, first of all, and to think prayerfully about what this means. 

To know that Jesus is with us, even on the highest mountains or in the loneliest places. 

To know that he was willing to give up his life for his enemies as well as for his followers. And he still is. 

 To be willing to work for peace among all human beings, including those Christians who have not lived peacefully. 

And to be filled with joy that, like Jesus, we will one day be transfigured, and live forever with him who made this possible. 


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