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Second Sunday of Lent C
March 17, 2019
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

An Offer You Can Refuse

Abram fell into a trance, and a deep terrifying darkness enveloped him. Fire appeared among the animals that he had slain. God spoke, promising a homeland, the “promised land,” to Abram and his descendants.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

God’s Ineffability—
What’s Revealed in Jesus’ Eyes?

What’s revealed in the beauty of creation, in the compassion that’s the hallmark of all true religion, and in Jesus’ revelation of his Father, takes us beyond a blind date into a trustworthy relationship.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


God promised to give Abraham the land around him. In response, Abraham asked, “How am I to know that I will possess it?”

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Heavenly Vision; More Human World

We recognize that “we have our citizenship in heaven,” but in the meantime we exercise our citizenship on earth for the coming of the kingdom of God.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Mountain

Is your mind occupied with earthly things? Who or what helps you toward your “citizenship in heaven”?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

gold leaf
all gold glow

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