Life

2nd Sunday of Lent

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Originally delivered on February 27, 1994

Readings: Genesis 22:12, 9, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10

In this homily, Fr. Healy focuses on the first reading from Genesis about God’s commandment to Abraham to kill his son, Isaac.  Fr. Healy contends that the point of the story is that God would never ask us to kill, but rather, that God would send His own Son, Jesus, to be the scapegoat for us all.  He passionately preaches that we must not ever kill our sisters and brothers, despite any rationale that is given. We, as followers of Jesus, must always choose life.