Second Sunday of Lent, Year A
John 3:1-17 (particularly verses 1-9) & Matthew 17:1-9
'To be born again (is a metaphor) for the process of personal transformation at the centre of the Christian life … being born into a new identity – a way of being and an identity centred in the Sacred, in Spirit, in Christ, in God.'Marcus Borg
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In darkness he had lived: he journeyed in the night;
Came Nicodemus to be taught some new insight;
And Jesus said to him, ‘To live in God’s domain,
In spirit and in truth you must be born again.’
This Pharisee was stunned; he thought he was misled;
With literal thinking could not hear what Jesus said;
He could not understand; ‘Such things could never be!’
But birth in Spirit gives us new identity.
Our life is then transformed when we give love free reign;
In love we live renewing life in God’s domain;
God’s spirit is within; and wishes to be heard;
Let us, as true disciples, be that sacred word.
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