2nd Sunday of Lent: 1st Reading

Genesis 12:1-4a

The LORD said to Abram:
   “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk
   and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.

      “I will make of you a great nation,
       and I will bless you;
      I will make your name great,
       so that you will be a blessing.
      I will bless those who bless you
       and curse those who curse you.
      All the communities of the earth
       shall find blessing in you.”

Abram went as the LORD directed him.