March 14, 2014
2nd Sunday of Lent - A
If you wish…
Peter says to Jesus, “If you wish.” But it is Peter who wishes to stay on the mountain forever. Peter wants to stop in that glorious moment.
Jesus, on the contrary, is on his way to Jerusalem where the cross is waiting for him. He would not stop there, in that glorious moment.
Jesus’ “if you wish” is to fulfill the Father’s will.
Jesus’ true glory comes only when he “has been raised from the dead” by the Father. And that glory only comes after he has fulfilled the Father’s will with his death on the cross.