The Sheepfold

2nd Sunday of Lent

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Happy 2nd Sunday of Lent and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14.
R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
Hear, O LORD, the sound of my call; have pity on me, and answer me.
Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
Hide not your face from me; do not in anger repel your servant. You are my helper: cast me not off.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Gospel
Lk 9:28b-36
Jesus took Peter, John, and James  and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance  and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,  who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,  they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.

The Gospel of the Lord! Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!

Today is also St. Patrick’s Day.  I think sometimes we get so caught up in the celebration that we forget what we are celebrating and why we are celebrating.  The conversion of a nation to Christianity, the sending out a lot of missionaries.  This was thanks to St. Patrick.  He teaches us to use common things to explain a mystery.  A 3 leaf clover for example to explain the Holy Trinity.  3 leaves 1 clover; 3 persons 1 God.

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