2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

January 20th, 2021

Today’s readings are ALL about sacrifice and love. In the first reading, Abraham wanted a son so badly and God gave him one through a wife that was supposed to be unable to get pregnant. God tested Abraham’s love for him. Did he love his new son more or did he love God more? Abraham loved God and trusted in him, and Isaac was saved. Abraham sacrifices a ram in thanksgiving to God. In the Gospel, God transfigures Jesus into dazzling white and says to all, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” God loves US so much he sacrifices his own son (the Lamb) for our sins. How much do we listen to Jesus, as God asked us to? What sacrifices do we make, especially during Lent, in thanksgiving to God for all He gives to us? How much do we trust in God? Enough to give him control of our finances? Make the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries part of your Lenten almsgiving.

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