Readings for 2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12: 1-4a, Romans 4: 1-5; 13-17 and Matthew 3.1-12
Monday 6th March
In the reading from Genesis God says to Abram that he will bless him and make a great nation from him. But it doesn’t stop there, it is so that in Abram “all the families (or nations) of the earth shall be blessed.” This blessing of all people was reason for the Jews to be God’s chosen people. It is also a part of our faith; we are called and chosen – not simply to be special – but to be the vehicle through which God is present in the world and the world encounters him.