First Sunday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2018 WORD of the DAY God said: This is the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you and every living creature with you for all ages to come: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. (Genesis 9: 12) How shall I live this Word? The page of Genesis the Liturgy offers us today as we begin Lent is very beautiful. The Word of God is in the rainbow, a natural phenomenon that marks the passage of a period of tempest to a serene quiet. This is how the great LOVE of God is expressed. In fact, it regards that pact of Eternal Love that God desires to make with His people – the Covenant – and with each one of us. In times like ours, marked by the deterioration of many of the earth’s elements, not only for climactic cataclysms, but also due to our abuses and neglect, this Bible page is very encouraging. Lord, the Old and New Covenants throughout sacred history tell us how You have our...