Isaiah 50:4-7│Philippians 2:6-11 │ Luke 22:14-23:56
Isaiah 43:16-21│Phil 3:8-14 │ John 8:1-11
Psalm 34│2 Corinthians 5:17-21 │ Luke 15:1-3
Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15│1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12 │ Luke 13:1-9
Today’s Scripture: Second Sunday of Lent
The liturgical season of Lent finds its origins in the early church; it was the time of intense preparation for those preparing for baptism and full initiation into the Church. It was a “retreat before baptism,” a time of deepening prayer, accompanied by reconciliation and penance. The entire community participated in this preparation by encouraging the candidates, and by preparing for the renewal of their own baptismal promises.
Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia, alleluia!
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the Earth.
God mounts his Throne amid shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord. Alleluia!