Children of Abraham

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent: Genesis 17:3-9; John 8:51-59

In both readings from today’s liturgy, the figure of Abraham plays a prominent role. In the first reading, God makes a covenant with Abraham, repeating a promise that God had already made to him: that Abraham would be the father of many nations. Kings and nations would spring from him. Abraham placed his faith in God’s call and God’s promises, even when that faith was sorely tested.  Continue reading “Children of Abraham”