This weekend we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent. In the gospel reading, we read of the Transfiguration of Jesus when Jesus was transfigured and changed before Peter, James, and John. In the reading, God speaks to the disciples and to us: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” We also are called to listen and to be obedient to God’s will, so that we, like the disciples, may share in Jesus’ death and glory.
As we journey through Lent, we pray that our lives may be transformed. During Lent, it is especially important that we take the time to listen and to look for God in our everyday lives. May we be open to hearing and seeing the presence of God in the small moments.
Gospel - Mk 9: 2-10
Jesus took Peter, James, and John
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them,
and his clothes became dazzling white,
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
"Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
Let us make three tents:
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
from the cloud came a voice,
"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
but Jesus alone with them.
As they were coming down from the mountain,
he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves,
questioning what rising from the dead meant.