Let us burn with zeal

Sunday, February 28, 2016

 Let us burn with zeal
3rd Sunday of Lent
One of the liturgists, reflecting on the readings of today was reminded to “Seize the Day.”  In the first reading Moses is called out of his local shepherding occupation to  become the leader that would lead the “ flock” of Israelites out of Egypt journeying for 40 years through the desert and into the promised land.  His message came from the burning bush that was burning but not being consumed.  In the gospel, there is reference to another bush, a fig tree that was supposed to be” burning”  that is bearing fruit, but it had not seized the day to become what it was called to be.  I was not bearing any fruit.    In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds us of the Exodus and how those who were called out of Egypt did not seize the day but languished in the desert.  He  encourages us to learn from their example and in our own lives to seize the opportunities, be guided by the inspiration of the spirit and follow the personal call that each of us has.  Let us burn with zeal as we follow our Lord and Savior through the cross and death to Resurrection and Glory. After all, as it says in the Gospel acclamation:  “ The Kingdom of God is at hand.”



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