Old Covenant to New Covenant: A Sacramental Journey

This Lent, St. Francis is journeying through the covenants of the Old Testament.
Alongside these covenants, we will also explore the 7 Sacraments of the Church and how to bridge the Old Testament covenants with the New Covenant established by Jesus Christ.


Abraham and Confirmation

1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Psalm 116: I will walk with the Lord, in the land of the living.
2nd Reading: Romans 8:21b-24
Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

Abraham is our example of faith that we bear witness to at our Confirmation. Abraham is the Father of the people of God, a people we belong to as Baptized Christians. Confirmation gives us the grace necessary to live with and love all of God’s people. When Abraham is called by God, his name is changed. Many who go through Confirmation also take on a new name as they begin their new journey in faith.

Reflective Questions
Where are you letting fear reside over faith? Do you have the courage to live with unanswered questions? How do you use the gift of understanding from the Holy Spirit to embrace faith’s mysteries? How does Confirmation strengthen your faith and relationship with God?

Practice of Faith
Brainstorm ways to show God’s love to others through acts of kindness to reduce sin and suffering. An example: Say a kind word to someone who irritates you.