Sunday

17 Mar 2019

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18  Abram enters into covenant with the God of the promise.

Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14  With confidence, we turn to God for our security.

Philippians 3:17-4:1  Some choose earthly things, but we are citizens of heaven.

Luke 9:28b-36  Jesus is revealed as a friend of prophets and Son of heaven.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Today’s readings take us into the realm of signs, symbols, promise, and revelation. Take a moment to think about the strongest sign of God’s presence in your life and the greatest symbol of your faith.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Looking for a sign

If you were waiting for a sign from heaven to confirm that God was on your side, what exactly would you be looking for? And where would you go to look for it? Ancient people knew, or thought they knew, what a sign from heaven looked like. For one thing, it came from the general direction of heaven, which was up.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus climbed the mountain to pray, taking Peter, John, and James along. While he was in prayer, the appearance of his face changed and his clothes became blinding white. At once two men were there talking with him.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Stay off all pedestals

Two of my best friends, husband and wife Mike and Melissa, are accomplished journalists. We met in our 20s when the three of us were reporters at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

When words fail

There’s a moment in the movie Stand by Me when the young hero, Gordie, is bestowed a gift from nature. He and his pals are on an adventure of the type that young boys are drawn to—following railroad tracks out of town and into the wilderness. When they stop to camp out they each take a “watch” during the night, keeping an eye out for dangers that might come their way.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

An excellent day

It was no surprise who won the award of excellence. Year after year for nearly 15 consecutive, he was top in his field. With a new panel of judges every year no one suspected favoritism.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We ask for forgiveness in this year of mercy from our merciful, forgiving God.

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Quotes

Quotes

“Faith is a light of such supreme brilliance that it dazzles the mind and darkens all its visions of other realities, but in the end . . . we gain a new view of all reality transfigured and elevated in the light itself.”

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