Friday of the Second Week of Lent
Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13, 17-28
Matthew 21:33-34, 45-46
I have been planning a fishing trip with my older brother, and I have been dreaming about all the things we are going to do on that fishing trip. It has been harder to focus on some things at work lately because I am dreaming about this trip.
What are you dreaming about this weekend?
What are you dreaming about now that spring is here?
What are you dreaming about for Spring Break?
In our first reading, we hear about Joseph the youngest of 12 brothers of their father, Jacob. Joseph is a dreamer, and he has shared with his brothers a couple of his dreams about how he will be a great leader. His brothers are not happy hearing about Joseph’s dreams, so they plot to kill him by putting him in a dry well.
In our Gospel, Jesus has been sharing his dream, and he can tell that the people do not like his dream. Jesus tells them a story about a father who has a dream about a beautiful garden and he sends workers into that garden to work every day. When the son comes, the workers kill the son thinking they will get the garden for themselves.
My friends in Christ the dream of God is for us to come to know his son and that we live our lives in accord with his teaching. God’s dream cannot be stopped; it lives on in each of us. We live God’s dream here in our Catholic School by learning about God’s dream. We live God’s dream by gathering at the end of our school week to hear God’s word and to be feed in this Eucharist.
May we never tire of living God’s dream in our words, thoughts, and actions?