Last week, we looked at the familiar material from the third chapter of Genesis. God’s human creatures fell, precisely in the measure that they stopped listening to the voice of God and listened to the voices of the tempter and their own desires. This week, in chapter twelve, we see the beginning of God’s great rescue operation. And just as the trouble began when God’s human creatures refused to listen to the divine command, the solution began when one human being—a kind of new Adam—listened.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Genesis 12:1-4A
Psalm – Psalm 33:4-22
Reading 2 – 2 Timothy 1:8-10
Gospel – Matthew 17:1-9