On this second Sunday of Lent Jesus takes us away to pray, as he did with his disciples on the mountain. Let his presence touch us, in order that we can be lifted from what overpowers us and be founded in his joy.
Like Abraham, Paul and the disciples of the Lord, God calls us to listen to our heart of what concerns us, or what binds and overwhelms us. Raise up to him our response, and He will do the rest.
The Lord who «Spoke to Abraham in a vision » promised him an offspring. a wonderful promise an enormous blessing, one that does not belong to him yet but totally sheltered the word of God guarantees it.
The Church cries today: « The Lord is my light and my salvation! » We, the Church, are called to follow Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration before following him into the garden of agony. We will walk the path of his Passover throughout Lent.
We will tread the path of his Passover throughout Lent, and we will walk into the light of His glory abiding under the shade of faith and of his passion.
Lord You steer us away to pray. Still overcome by our human weakness, you enlighten us by your presence. Grant us the grace to always seek your face for you are our only help. Let us see your kindness day after day, « in the land of the living » to draw courage and strength in you. You are our only source of hope. We ask and pray with confidence to you who loves us and lift us up.
« Faith without charity bears no fruit, while charity without faith would be a sentiment constantly at the mercy of doubt ». ( Porta Fidei)