2/21/16 Seeing Him Transfigured
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
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Dear friends in Christ,
The second Sunday in Lent takes to a different place than where we went a week ago, when Jesus took us to the desert to witness his temptations. Today we go with Him to the mountain, where we can see his glory in the mystery of the Transfiguration.
Now, the important detail is that we “can” see his glory. The Gospel tells us, significantly, that when Jesus’ face changed in appearance and Moses and Elijah appeared, the disciples were asleep. This is what we read: Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory. Just as the disciples, we can be “asleep”, distracted and not see the glory of the Lord as it is manifested before our eyes in so many ways. But also, we can become fully awake, and so see his glory. Lent is the time to try to become fully awake through more prayer, more sacrifice and more charity.
With my prayers,