Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Let’s explore some of the themes we find in the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Genesis 12:1-4a

  • God sends Abram forth from his kinsfolk to a new land.
  • God promises that he will make Abram a blessing, and he will become the father of a great nation.

Psalm 33:4-5,18-20,22

  • “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
  • With hope in his kindness, we wait upon the Lord, who loves justice and right.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 1:8b-10

  • We bear our share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God.
  • God saves and calls us to a holy life, through the appearance of our savior, Christ Jesus.

Gospel – Matthew 17:1-9

  • Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain where he is transfigured in glory.
  • The disciples see the Lord conversing with Moses and Elijah.
  • From a bright cloud they hear the Father’s voice, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent


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