Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent.
“In Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 8, the whole chapter is about being a son of God. Because of Jesus it says, ‘Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Papa! Abba! Father!’ So what does that mean? Isaac said, ‘Abraham, Father, your will is my will. Let it be done unto me.’ Jesus said to the Father, ‘Abba, Father, Your will is my will, Your mind is my mind, Your mission is my mission.’ And you, us, as sons and daughters of the Father, what do we say? ‘Father, Your will is my will. Just like Abraham, I can trust you. Just like Isaac, I can trust you. Just like Jesus, I can trust you.'”
Mass Readings from March 4, 2012:
Genesis 22:9-13, 15-18