February 28th, 2021
This Sunday’s readings invite us to trust completely in the Lord. Despite his old age, and before the angel appeared to him, Abraham followed the Lord’s directives and became the instrument of the First Covenant. In the Gospel, the three disciples who climb up the mount with Jesus trust in him unreservedly and are invited to witness the glory of God. They experience it to such a degree that they want to stop their journey and remain there in God’s presence. But Jesus reminds them that this is not their journey’s end, and calls them to continue following him. St. Paul, in the letter to the Romans, assures the community that no matter where their journey leads them, nothing can separate them from the love of Christ, who gave up his life for all; thus, they must always trust in him.
The Second Sunday of Lent always shows us what to expect at the end of our journey: Jesus Christ leads us to a new life that has no limitations. All we need to do is trust in him and walk on his path with hearts ready for a renewed conversion. The parish pastoral leaders can develop this theme during the liturgy or in parish group gatherings during the week by guiding the faithful through the stages of growth in their Lenten journey. How can they experience a renewed conversion toward the Lord? What gifts and challenges do they find on their journey?
Rev. Juan J. Sosa