Second Sunday in Lent

Year A Readings:

  • Genesis 12:1-4
  • Psalm 121
  • Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
  • John 3:1-17

A Father’s Love

A Father’s love does not depend
on good behavior by his child.
Bad behavior does not suspend
a Father’s love for his child.

A Father’s love is not transactional—
a running score of tit for tat.
A Father’s love is not conditional—
give me this, I’ll give you that.

A Father’s love is never earned
where deeds pile up like points in a game.
He won’t give up when love is spurned;
he patiently waits and won’t cast blame.

A Father’s love is an act of grace
freely given, no strings attached.
The child is sheltered in the sure embrace
of the gracious gift of love unmatched.

March 8, 2020

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