Homily from the First Sunday of Lent.

“I invite you, my brothers and sisters, to enter into this Lent with a spirit of meekness but a spirit of courage, with a spirit of humility but a spirit of boldness, with a spirit not of fear, as St. Peter says, to not be afraid or terrified with fear, but a spirit of hope.”

Mass Readings from February 26, 2012:
Genesis 9:8-15
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:12-15