28 February 2010


28 FEBRUARY 2010. Today the Church celebrates the second Sunday of Lent, and the Gospel Reading from Saint Luke provides us with the narrative of the transfiguration:
About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my chosen Son; listen to him." After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
 (Lk 9, 28b-36 NAB)

Consider that these three (the same three that Jesus took with Him to the Garden of Gethsemane) have now witnessed the glory of Christ as God. No wonder they were silent. And, at the same time, their silence is also obedient to the command of the Father, saying: "listen to him."

These three, and all of us, are called to listen to Christ. I pray that we will all listen to Him through this Lenten period especially.

Readings for the remainder of the week can be found here:







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