Weekend Reflections for 2/20/15
Readings from the 1st Sunday of Lent
After God destroyed all living creatures with devastating flood waters, God made a covenant with Noah and his descendants. God promised Noah never again to destroy creation. The rainbow in the sky was a sign of God's covenant or promise to protect the human family.
In the second reading from St. Peter's letter, Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection to glory is the final and perfect covenant which will endure forever. In the sacrament of baptism, we are joined to Jesus' death and resurrection, God's covenant with us. In baptism we receive sanctifying grace by which we share in God's life.
The gospel today tells us how to live our covenant with God in this life. We are to repent and believe in the gospel. Lent is a time to repent of our sinfulness and failings of the past and to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ for the future. Jesus strengthens us to overcome our sinful past and opens the door to his Father's Kingdom.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY
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UPCOMING RETREATS WITH OPENINGS:
Men- 3/12, 3/19
Women- 3/23, 5/4
Co-Ed 2-day retreats- 6/5, 9/4