5th Thursday of Lent

In today’s reading from Genesis, God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. In his culture, a name was very important. The new name makes him a new creation. We were all given a name at our Baptism and another one at Confirmation (those of us who have celebrated these Sacraments) making us new creations. Think about your name for a moment. What does it mean? Were you named for someone special? Is your name an old family name? Or does it denote your generation in your family? Do you live up to your name? Abraham put his faith in God’s promises…do I? Do you?

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