cross 800x9311x“Let your steadfast love, O Lord be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)

Last Sunday, we began a pilgrimage of conversion.  Today, we hear Abram’s call (Gen. 12.1-4) to leave his homeland and proceed to a land which God promised to him and his descendants; Abram set out on this journey in total faith and confidence that the promise will be fulfilled.

We also have received a holy calling take part in this journey of hope, assured that the grace of Jesus Christ will lead us to discover the “other side” of some of our bad habits to live on the “right side”, and be converted. Yes, we will “be converted” because God is with us all the way to assist us through our efforts in prayer, as we fast (from the bad habits!) and give of ourselves to others.

The Transfiguration account in the gospel (Matthew 17.1-9) provides a foretaste of the glory and beauty of the promise.  Again, the invitation to listen to God’s Son is tendered to us.  This invitation can guide us toward the newness God is promising.

“For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.  He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. (Psalm 33.4-5)