Second Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Reflection by: Fr. Salvator Stefula, T.O.R.
My sisters and brothers in Christ,
May the peace of the Lord be with you as we continue in our Lenten Season. We had the opportunity last week to begin our Lenten journey with the Parish Mission. It was well attended. The mission talks were very relevant and Father Bill gave us many things to help us in our daily reflections during this Lenten Season. I wish to thank you for taking the time to attend the Mission.
Our first reading from the Book of Genesis is a beautiful lesson on trust and obedience to God’s invitation. Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. This was only a test to see how faithful Abraham would be. He was listening to God’s request but God had no intention for him to sacrifice his son. God’s messenger was sent from Heaven and Abraham heard:” Abraham, Abraham, do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do the least thing to him. I know now how devoted you are to God, since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son.” In our difficult times, do we believe that the Lord is with us and is there to help us? Would we be as trusting of the Lord as Abraham was? Lord Jesus, touch my heart that I may always desire to do your will and have faith as strong as Abraham.