February 18, 2018, 1st Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Theme: “Purifying Ourselves Through Confrontation”
Homily by Abp. Ricardo Alcaraz

“Our covenant with God assures us of the victory over our enemies.”

Genesis 9: 8-17

1 Peter 3: 18-22

Psalm 25: 1-11

Mark 1: 9-15

1.(v.9-11) In Baptism, we enter into a covenant relationship with God.

2.(v.12-15) To stand in covenant with God is to stand against His enemies.

“There is a spirit of deception that will always try to entice us. There is spiritual warfare even if satan is a defeated foe. But we have the authority through our covenant with God.”

“Fight the good fight of Faith!”

“To repent is also to take the Gospel and live it out in your life.”

“We have a permanent, strong solid covenant.”

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