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2nd Sunday of Lent B
March 1, 2015

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Being Put to the Test

Each of us is required to make Abraham’s sacrifice. We all must face the inevitability of letting go our most beloved person, task, accomplish- ment, joy. Everything dear to us, everything given to us by God is subject to death: its own and our own.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Seeing God

Some have interpreted the transfiguration as a resurrection appearance retrojected into Jesus’ life, but this opinion is not well supported and is generally rejected.


Thoughts from the
Early Church


The apostles would understand that it was not for any lack of power on his part that Jesus allowed himself to be crucified by his enemies, but because he had freely chosen to suffer in that way for the world’s salvation.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

A different selection of verses from this psalm is used at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. There its primary reference is naturally to the Eucharist. Here the focus is on the deliverance of the just person from affliction, recalling the deliverance of Isaac.