|Apse mosaic of the Transfiguration from the monastery of St. Catherine,|
Mt. Sinai, Egypt. Does it seem to resemble an eye, with Christ as the pupil?
NOTE: Each week during Lent, I am posting a set of reflection questions based on the Sunday Gospel. There are no "answers." The questions are simply meant to help the reader (or group of readers) engage the Scripture for the corresponding week in the context of the Church's observance of Lent. Ultimately, the goal is to help one meditate on the following questions: What does this text mean for me? What is God saying to me through his Word--here and now? How ought I respond to it? I encourage you to spend some time reading and thinking about the Gospel passages indicated before turning to the reflection questions here. In the process, if you discern the "still, small voice" of God speaking to your heart and leading you into prayer, then go with it! -- Br. Francis
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A)
The Transfiguration of Jesus
Peter, James, and John are granted a momentary glimpse into the eternal reality of who Jesus is. Place yourself among them on the mountain and see what they see.
Hear the voice from the cloud saying, "This is my beloved Son...listen to him," as well as Jesus' words to them, "Rise, and do not be afraid."
What does this experience reveal to you?