Sunday, February 24, 2013

Second Sunday of Lent
The main point I received from these readings is the great reminder that we should always trust in the Lord.  With life comes doubt and that doubt can be frustrating and scary but particularly makes us feel lost.  Life comes with many choices and it’s hard to look ahead to the future when we feel so much uncertainty.  It is especially during those times that we need to keep God close and pray to our Lord with confidence that even though we may be in the dark, the light is sure to come.  Praying to God is the sure way that we are going to know what decision and path is right for us.  This passage reminds me that He will always be there to guide us along our journey if we simply turn to Him and ask for guidance.  The readings also remind us how easy it is to get caught up in the world around us.  We want to live by the world’s standards, but we must keep our sights and motivations toward God.  The easiest plan to follow is the one created by ourselves.  We must remember, however, that the outcome usually has more problems than thosewe started with.  Turning to God and trusting His plan, though seemingly difficult at first, leads us to feeling secure in our lives. Just as the second reading states, we must stand firm in the Lord.
Loving Lord, may we always turn to You in times of doubt.  May we always be grateful for the gifts You have given us, especially the gift of life.  Help us to open our eyes to Your ways and to always stand firm with You by our side.

Melissa Morrison, ‘13
First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18
Psalm 27:1, 7-9, 13-14
Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1
Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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