Following his clear-cut 'God first' standoff with the devil in the desert, the Second Sunday of Lent follows up with the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain (Luke 9:28-36) wherein His glory summons us to
obedience and fidelity.
In the midst of life he call us and summons us to
He encouraged those who kill or inflict harm on others to listen to their conscience and the voice of God 'that summons us to
do good and avoid evil.
Promoting Peace and Stability summons us to
serious conversations about our levels of international assistance, the way we welcome and accompany refugees and build partnerships for peace in the Middle East.
Even as this poem summons us to
let our tears flow, the very
The second summons us to
become who we are called to be: daughters and sons in that household.
"Bill summons us to
dream greater dreams," Pomerleau told NCR, "to achieve more than we think ourselves capable of doing.
Rain upon flowers or the drinking of dew, without love, remains mired in its "sillon oublieux." The feast of telluric being yet endlessly summons us to
rise up to partake: "des graines de crepuscule/emplissent l'assiette"; bees, glow worms, sunflowers, even dung and urine shower upon us their alchemical fullness.
This is a celebration of the mountains we have climbed and the mountains before us, and it summons us to
the mountaintops of the past and the mountaintops of the future.
Lent summons us to
face down the forces of evil and live in harmony with all even the untamed, and open ourselves to the experience of divine love and holiness even in the wilderness of our own society.
And celebrating the sacrifice of the Eucharist summons us to
stand in solidarity with the world's scapegoats and sacrificial victims.
Dorothy Stang summons us to
a more robust Christianity.
It summons us to
a global Eucharist at which no one is hungry.