Sunday Readings & Reflections

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Theme: Faith in God and Faith in Christ

First Reading: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Responsorial: Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
Second Reading: Rom 8:31b-34
Gospel: Mk 9:2-10

Resources used:
Celebrating the Word of God, Paulines Publications Africa


Reflection

This Sunday we celebrate the second Sunday of Lent iso 다운로드. We begin to Breathe His Word as we say:

Sign of the cross

Let us breathe His presence…. His presence…. breathe Christ’s presence ….recollect yourself let His presence envelop you. Celestial Marriage 1.

There are no short-cuts regarding the entrance to the Kingdom of God as Peter would like. All Jesus’ disciples must follow him along the path he trod gimagex 다운로드. It was only little by little that the disciples discovered the true identity of the Messiah. The resurrection will ultimately throw light on all the words and deeds of the Master, and it will be only after Easter that Jesus is fully revealed as the Messiah, though the course of his life had not been what the people had expected of the Messiah 앵커 태그. We too may have false expectations. We may flatter ourselves that we will go from this world to the world of glory easily or without dying. The only path is the path of Christ, the way of the cross that leads to resurrection Millennium.

Let us invoke the breath of the Holy Spirit on us

Listen: (the Gospel reading) (Mk 9:2-10)
Allow the breath of His Word to circulate inside of you, let it shed light on all areas of your life ps4 대기모드 게임 다운로드. Let it challenge you to a better you.

Personal ReflectionWhat are my expectations of the Messiah?

Breathe His word… take your time to reflect on His Word

Reflection (personal reflection and application, questions & Call to action)

Prayer from my heart: Say a prayer form your heart for yourself and those they Lord remind you al at this time 페도라 13.

Concluding prayer: Lord as the breath of your Word fills our being may it become, the lamp for our feet, a light for our path 바람의나라 연 다운로드.

Lectio Divina with the Daughters of St Paul


***Adapted from “Celebrating the Word Year B” by Fernando Armellini


Sunday Readings

FIRST READING Job 7:1-4.6-7

“I am full of tossing till the dawn.”

A reading from the Book of Job

Job spoke, saying: “Has not man a hard service upon earth, and are not his days like the days of a hireling? Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hireling who looks for his wages, so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me. When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn. “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and come to their end without hope. “Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.”

The word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 147

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

How good to sing psalms to our God; how pleasant to chant fitting praise! The LORD builds up Jerusalem and brings back Israel’s exiles. R.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

He heals the broken-hearted; he binds up all their wounds. He counts out the number of the stars; he calls each one by its name. R.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

Our LORD is great and almighty; his wisdom can never be measured. The LORD lifts up the lowly; he casts down the wicked to the ground R.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.







SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 9:16-19.22-23

“Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!”

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brethren: If I preach the Gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the Gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the Gospel. For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

The word of the Lord.

Alleluia. Christ took our infirmities and bore our diseases. Alleluia.    
 
GOSPEL READING Mark 1:29-39

“He healed many who were sick with various diseases.”

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

At that time: Leaving the synagogue, Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and she served them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered together about the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him followed him, and they found him and said to him, “Every one is searching for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

The Gospel of the Lord.



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