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?
chapter 10, US Catholic Catechism for Adults
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 women".
Thank you, S. Caroline, for these brief, clear expressions of the readings and for the challenging questions.