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Second Sunday of Lent

 Sister Barbara Jean Franklin, ASC

By Sr. Barbara Jean Franklin, ASC

Genesis 22:1-2,9a, 10-12, 15-18; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10    

A mountain of laundry, a mountain of dirty dishes, a mountain of papers to write and exams that will require a lot of study.  Whether one works in the hospitality industry, in a hotel or restaurant or if a person happens to be a student; there are always mountains of things that challenge us each day.  Abraham was in anguish as he climbed the mountain with his beloved son.  Peter, James and John climbed a mountain with the “Beloved Son.” 

They were challenged to let go of preconceived notions about Jesus.  In both biblical passages God breaks through in surprising ways.  We, too, are challenged to name our mountains and climb them in faith that our God will break through for us.  Our lives will be transformed as surely as Jesus was transfigured.  The mountain top awaits our arrival.  God waits to break through into our everyday lives. Let’s climb together.   

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