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St. Casimir's Parish 

Polish National Catholic Church

268 Lakeview Avenue - Lowell, Massachusetts 01850 USA

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Reflections


3 Sunday of Lent

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Today's Gospel is difficult for us. This parable told by Jesus challenges us immediately: is there any good result in our lives from our following the Lord? This is a strong Lenten message. It is not meant to condemn us but to tell us clearly that when we follow Jesus Christ, we are expected to live as He lived: doing good to others, serving others and seeking always God's will.

The first reading, from the Book of Exodus, tells of the Burning Bush that Moses encountered in the desert. This is a much more comfortable image for us. God chooses to reveal Himself to Moses and gives a clear message: I have come to save My people and bring them into the land that I have promised them.

God wants to save us. God will save us. We are invited to respond. Salvation is always a gift and we must accept the gift. Lent is the time to spend some time being aware of the ways in which we refuse God's gift of salvation to us, a time of our seeking to respond more faithfully to this gift.

The First Letter to the Corinthians tells us that all of those who followed Moses had good intentions but most of them did not end up being faithful to the call of God. These kinds of writings can be scary for us. They speak only the truth. We would like to know that we are saved. We would like to know that God will have mercy on us. The challenge of Lent is to recognize that we do not respond, that we can respond and that God is always merciful. 

Sometimes all that we humans can do is ask God to remove our sinfulness, our lack of responding. We don't seem to have the capacity to do it ourselves or consistently choose the way of the Lord. So, with confidence during Lent, we can ask God to change us, to transform us, to let us see His presence as Moses saw Him in the burning bush. 

No matter how hard we try to be faithful, our human condition is always with us and we fail. This is the story of our ancestors in the faith and it is our own story. Lent is a time for humility and self-awareness--yet without feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to keep on trying and most of all we have to ask God to burn out all within us that is not of Him. We ourselves can become the burning bush: totally on fire with God's love and yet not yet consumed by it.

Lord, have mercy on us in this time of Lent!

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Bishop Stanley Bilinski, Father Jozef Piatek, James Obara, Esther & Mary Riopelle, Carol Martin, Irene Mieczkowski, Lisa Prince, Xavier Spencer, Edward Wisniewski, John Monarca, Dolores Quirbach, Irene Zabierek, Gloria Bergman, Angelo Bilionis, Carol Mason, Marie Dunn, Father Gus Sicard, Richard Ferus Proctor, Dawn Jopson, Arlene Strazzulla, Lawrence Fox, Jeanne Franzn, Neil Looney, Nona Bilionis, Gary Saindon, Mary Saleh,Yanna Lantz, Carolyn Damon, Barbara Stahelski, Kathy and Mitch Sherman, Fr. Sr. John Kraus, Errol Lemelin, Ursula Martino, Cathy Kirschbaum, Maria Madden, Marcy Szczepanik, Marion Kowalski, Gary Mercier, Bp. John Mack, Lucille Foss, Dan North, Lindsay Griffen, Louise Regan, Jean Bernier, Eddie Bernier, Katherine Gnat, Father Robert Fredrickson, Harrison McKinstry, Kristin Bilionis, James Strazzulla, George Cole, Susan Runowicz- Smith, Harry Cullinan, Ann Marie Deren, Georg Baron, Maureen Carey, Steve Kulis, Justin Mothersele, Terry Massey, Eddie Soboleski, Helen Rogers, Andrew Winter, Kathy Ferrelli. Phillis Angelillo, Maureen Duffy Arnone; and Eugene Leczynski, David Strazzulla and Stanley Sepiol,  Lucy Marcuccio, Peg Kostiuk, Tillie Kleszcz, Mark Kourey, Chris Kourey.



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