Second Sunday of Lent

February 27, 2021

Faith enables us to see what is hidden or unseen to the naked eye. Abraham recognized God and His call for Abraham’s life. He saw from afar, not only what God intended for him, but for his descendants as well – an everlasting covenant of friendship and peace with the living God. Abraham is the father of faith because he put his hope in the promises of God.

Faith makes us taste in advance the light of God’s glory when we shall see him face to face. We get a glimpse of this when the disciples see Jesus transfigured on the mountain. Jesus’ face changed in appearance and his clothes became dazzling white. When Jesus was on the mountain, God said, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

Jesus went to the mountain knowing what awaited him in Jerusalem – his betrayal, rejection, and crucifixion. Jesus succeeded in his mission because he willingly went to Calvary. He showed us how to follow him by dying to sin and embracing his will, which is the way that leads us to everlasting peace with God.

copyright © 2021 Servants of the Word, source:  dailyscripture.net, author Don Schwager

Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Rev. Edward C. Domme, Pastor
811 Guaymas Place NE
Albuquerque, NM  87108
Parish Office (505)256-9818