Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent
Gospel – Matthew 17:1-9
The Season of Lent is a special liturgical time for conversion, metanoia, kenosis, transformation. In Romans 12:2, Paul says, “Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Let us place ourselves on the Mountain of Transfiguration and experience what the apostles saw, heard, and felt as the glory of Jesus was revealed. Would you have felt the same way that Peter felt? This Lent spend time reading the Scripture, placing yourself in the scenes and be open to the Spirit in your life. Reflect on today’s Gospel and listen to God say to you, “You are my Beloved Child, with whom I am well pleased.”
We need to remember that the only way we can be transformed is to be changed more and more into the image of Jesus. When Peter, James, and John came down from the mountain there were no instantaneous outward changes. However, as time passed, these disciples were truly transformed through their faith and hope in Jesus and their love for Jesus. This is also our way to be transformed.
Sister Joanne Leccese, CPS