2nd Sunday of Lent
March 16, 2003
Reading I: Genesis 22:1-2;9:10-13,15-18 II: Romans 8:31-34
Mark 9:2-10

2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain.
There his appearance was changed before their eyes. 3 Even his clothes shone, becoming as white as no bleach of this world could make them.
4 Elijah and Moses appeared to them; the two were talking with Jesus.
5 Then Peter spoke and 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".
6 For he did not know what to say; they were overcome with awe.
7 But a cloud formed, covering them in a shadow, and from the cloud came this word, " This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to Him".
8 And suddenly, as they looked around, they no longer saw anyone except Jesus with them.
9 As they came down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man be risen from the dead.
10 So they kept this to themselves, although they discussed with one another what 'to rise from the dead' could mean.

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On their journey to Jerusalem, where Jesus would be crucified, the disciples were shown Jesus' glory. The transfiguration reveals Jesus true identity and anticipates his resurrection. It is also an anticipation for those who follow Him: "if we have died with Christ, we believe we will also live with Him."

  1. On my journey through life, do I let Jesus travel with me? Do I let Jesus' words guide me, as the Father has instructed, "listen to Him?"
  2. In times of distress, where do I place my hope to help me through the sufferings, to help me carry my cross?

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