Second Sunday of Lent 2023
Can you imagine what it was like for Abram in the first reading on Sunday? God sent him on a far-away journey to a "Promised Land" without much instruction, but Abram trusted God and God blessed and sustained him along the way.
God did the same for Peter, James and John in the Gospel reading this week. They didn’t fully grasp the weight of what was coming. Soon, they would become witnesses to Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, but first Jesus took them up a high mountain and was transfigured before them. In this, he gave them an awe-inspiring faith experience they could refer back to when their faith would be challenged in the difficult days ahead.
“Our soul waits for the Lord, who is our help and our shield” and we will never make it by our own strength. It is God’s grace that sustains us this Lent and throughout life. None of us knows what lies directly ahead, but God in his infinite kindness gives us a vision of our ultimate goal. We are blessed with a glimpse of heaven every time we attend Mass. The Holy Eucharist nourishes us with the “strength that comes from God”. It is sustenance for our journey.
At Catholic Cemeteries, we strive to provide a glimpse of glory as well. Our welcoming sacred grounds offer comfort and consolation, they encourage personal connection, and they display the beauty of our faith by demonstrating the blessed hope that awaits each of us. May you be sustained by the Holy Eucharist and blessed with a vision of glory this Lent and in every season of life!