Homily :: February 25, 2018
02/25/18:Second Sunday of Lent
02/25/18:Second Sunday of Lent - Fr Dave Reeson
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02/25/18:Second Sunday of Lent - Fr Pat Nields
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02/25/18: Second Sunday of Lent
What does it mean to “rise from the dead?” If you have experienced a significant loss in your life – the death of a dear friend or member of your family, this promise may seem to be for them…and it is. However, grieving the loss of a friend, or mourning the break-up of a relationship is about dying and rising.
Hopes dashed, dreams unfulfilled, an emptiness deep inside…not filled, not taken away by God, but left there as a reminder that in time becomes a tranquil joy for the love shared, the good times celebrated and the life given in and through that particular relationship.
Imagine the horrified look on Abraham’s face in putting his son on the altar. Imagine the frightened look on the disciples’ faces. Yet, “the truth is out there,” only in dying to self, in making the ultimate sacrifice, shall we know the life that comes from God.
By Dale J. Sieverding © 2003, OCP. All rights reserved.