Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Basics of Salvation History: 1st Sunday in Lent

Listen to the homily here.


1stSunday of Lent
Salvation History, or God’s saving plan
·      This weekend we hear some crucial moments in these points
o   Genesis 2: “The LORD God formed man out of the clay [dust] of the groundand blew into his nostrils the breath of life,and so man became a living being.”
§  One rule
§  Eve, who was tempted by the evil one and she and Adam turned away from God—who walked in the cool breeze together—until their reality of choosing sin
·      Then the eyes of both of them were opened,” aka, they could now choose not to be with God
o   Responsorial Psalm: “Be merciful Lord, for we have sinned
o   Romans 5: “For if by the transgression of the one, the many died,how much more did the grace of Godand the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christoverflow for the many.”
o   Matthew
§  The real fight: Jesus vs. Satan
§  While Adam and Eve did not go against their temptation, Jesus did
And this is why we have these readings as we begin the season of Lent.
And how should we respond?

·     Another part of our history as Catholics throughout the year and in Lent: alms, pray, fast

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