2nd Sunday of Lent
February 28, 2021
The Sunday Readings bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022821.cfm
Some Questions for Reflection & Discussion
1. What was the toughest thing God ever asked of you? Abraham would have answered, “When God asked me to sacrifice my only son.” What would your answer be?
2. In the second reading, Paul says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” To what extent have you felt God’s providential care down through the years? Was there ever a time you felt God had abandoned you?
3. Spiritually, have you ever had a “mountaintop” experience? If so, what was that like for you? How did it change your life?
Something for Kids & Families
Some Activities to Make the Scriptures Come Alive
Something for Everyone
The Transfiguration of Jesus
I love this gospel reading - if I close your eyes and listen to it being proclaimed, I can actually visualize Jesus, Peter, James, John, Elijah, and Moses all on that mountaintop. I can see Jesus' garment shine and I can hear the voice of God in this big deep booming, "THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, LISTEN TO HIM!" I can imagine the walk down the mountain - if you were Peter, James and John would you ask Jesus 100 questions about what they just saw?
I can't help but ask myself, " how am I doing with LISTENING to Jesus?" There is soooo much noise in my life (in all of our lives). There are the voices - sometimes yelling at me - they represent the pressures of work, of home, of politics, and of injustice, Sometimes the noise is just that - NOISE saying "blah! blah! blah"
Can I hear the voice of Jesus? Am I even listening for it?
This Lent, I am doing lots of little things in my Lenten promises - silence is one of them - so maybe I can be open to the word of Jesus. But it hard - even in my silence there is a lot of noise - so much stuff stirring in my head. Most days I need to adopt a mantra of just breathing in and out Jesus' name over and over again....and the quiet comes. At least for a minute or two.
Can you Hear Jesus' Voice? What is he saying to you?
Something for Adults
Saint Casimir of Poland
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