Abraham

The Meaning of Lenten Sacrifice

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On the Second Sunday of Lent, the church places together the story of Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah with the story of Jesus and three disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration.  Together, these stories teach us the meaning of Lenten sacrifice. This post focuses on Abraham, Isaac, Moriah and the Transfiguration. It is a reflection on the readings for the Second […]

Daily Reflection—Do you trust God?

"Sacrifice of Isaac" (detail) by Caravaggio

So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord will provide; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” (Genesis 22:14). Today’s first reading (Genesis 22:1-19) is the account of Abraham’s response to God’s command to sacrifice Isaac. When commanded by God to offer his only son in sacrifice, Abraham’s […]

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Photography © by Andy Coan

Everyone knows that Lent is about sacrifice. So it’s fitting that the first reading in the second Sunday of Lent recalls one of the most famous sacrifices of all time. Here’s the background. Abraham really only desires one thing—a son who will lead to descendants as numerous as the stars of the sky. The only problem is that his wife […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Bible Trivia

What is the name of Abraham’s first born son? Ans: _________________ Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below and via […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Abraham and Lot

Question: How was Lot related to Abraham? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your […]

Fr. Barron Comments on Abraham, Isaac and Christ

Well, one of the most dreadful stories in the bible is in the 22nd chapter of the Book of Genesis… the story that the ancient Israelites called the Akida, which means the binding of Isaac. This terrible story of the command of God to… Watch and listen to Fr. Barron’s commentary on Abraham, Isaac and Christ. Father Barron can be […]

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Photography © by Andy Coan

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent (Year B) – Genesis 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18; Psalms 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10. This series appears each Wednesday. Everyone knows that Lent is about sacrifice.  So it’s fitting that the first reading in the second Sunday of Lent recalls one of the most […]