By Wapa Stephen SJ
Dt 30, 15-20,1, 1-2, 3, 4.6 | LK 9, 22-25
Today’s readings remind us of the reality of death and life. Making a choice between good or evil implies choosing life or death. The first reading implores us to choose life over death, to choose good over evil. In the second reading, we have the first profession of Jesus’ passion. “The Son of Man”, he said, “is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day”. These words remind us of the very nature of our Lenten season, a time of penance and recognition of our human weakness, fragility, and mortality.