Reflection for Feb. 24, 2013
posted on: Thursday, February 21, 2013 by: renaebauer
Lenten journey is full of companions; first
and foremost, God
by Sister Carolyn Zahringer
We have arrived at the second Sunday of our Lenten
journey. Lent is to be a focused journey of faith. This is a
"Year of Faith." We do not journey alone, for other faith-filled
believers travel with us as we follow the prompting of God.
God is the best travel guide. For the journey of faith, we need
to be involved, active participants in our own life. First we
grow in AWARENESS of God's presence, we come to an ACCEPTANCE of
God as the pilot of the big plan, and we move to ACTION that
responds to the awareness.
Just as Peter, James and John experienced the presence of God at
the Transfiguration of Jesus, we can have transformative glimpses
during our Lenten journey. The mountain was a place of prayer for
Jesus and the disciples. We are disciples in 2013. Where are
our mountain places of prayer?
The readings today point to a covenant with God. Our baptismal
covenant with God is always a daily invitation to grow into who God
dreamed us to be from the start. Where does the covenant call
draw you this day, this Lent?
'Year of Faith'
The Creed -- The Church: Reflecting the Light
chapter 10, US Catholic Catechism for
by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich
The season of Lent is a good time to reflect on our faith and
what it means to us. An important part of our faith is our
parish community -- a place of worship and involvement in caring
for the needs of others. As the Catechism states: "We are
drawn into a community of faith, hope, and love with all men and
- What does it mean to you to belong to the "People of God"?
- How does the Church, as a communion of love, shape your faith
and inspire you to actions of compassion?
- Is there some way you can participate in a parish outreach
during this holy season?