During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the "living water" of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. (Pope Francis Lenten message 2021.)
Week Two: 22-28 February
Faith calls us to accept the truth and testify to it
before God and all our brothers and sisters.
Reading I: Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
Response: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
Reading II: Rom 8: 31b-34
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9 Transfiguration
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” Mk 9:8
Lent is a time for believing, for welcoming God into our lives and allowing him to “make his dwelling” among us (cf. Jn 14:23). Fasting involves being freed from all that weighs us down – like consumerism or an excess of information, whether true or false – in order to open the doors of our hearts to the One who comes to us, poor in all things, yet “full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14): the Son of God our Saviour.
Pope Francis Lenten message 2021