If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?(Romans 8:31-32)
The above scripture passage is from the Second reading for this Sunday of Lent. It calls our attention to rely on God against all that divides, discourages, and destroys our human spirit. Saint Paul is affirming the community in Rome as they go through persecutions and discouragements. In this chapter we also read about the future Glory about to be revealed to us. As we continue our journey in Lent and finding an end to Covid-19, we may need to re-read these words of Paul again and again for comfort and hope.
Our First reading from Genesis tells the story of Abraham’s Faith as he obeys God even to the extent of Sacrificing his only son Isaac. Abraham saw the future Glory in listening to God. We also see the Glory being revealed in the story of Transfiguration of Jesus in the Gospel. May we all become stronger in our Faith and always remember we are God’s loving children and God will never abandon us.
On a personal note, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to go home, visit my mom and family. Under these difficult circumstances of traveling, I am so happy and thankful to have made the trip safely. I felt great peace and contentment being in my mom’s presence- listening, and of course, doing chores for her.
Thank you for your good wishes, prayers and loving support. With grateful heart.