16 March 2019
By Stefania Caterina and Fr Tomislav Vlašić
Father Tomislav: Dearest Brothers and Sisters; we have already begun Lent with the first Sunday in which we have reflected on the aspect that we expect trials to happen for our growth, our mission and our elevation because trials help our elevation.
The topic of today’s reflection is “We seek your face, Lord”. Right at the beginning I want to underline that we cannot seek the face of the Lord when we are still and motionless. To seek the Lord, to seek His face, means to walk our path, be committed, take responsibility and participate in the elevation that the Lord brings about as He attracts us with His face.
In the Liturgy of the second Sunday of Lent we can see how the face of the Lord manifested itself in the history of salvation: God is God; His face has always been bent over us, but the fallen humanity that moved away from Him has not perceived His face. In the first reading we are told Abraham’s experience of faith; he welcomes the presence of God and His face, and in the alliance with him God leaves a sign for his faith. Continue reading