March 11, 2017

2nd Sunday of Lent - A (March 12, 2017)


“It Is Good that We Are Here”

The Transfiguration was a privileged experience of Jesus in his glory for Peter, James, and John.  Yet, all Jesus’ disciples of all times continue to encounter him
1.    In his words, confirmed by the voice from the bright cloud.
2.    In his Eucharist, his sacramental and real presence.
3.    In the members of his Body, the Church. 

On the third presence, it is Jesus, no longer in his glorious appearance, who touched the disciples, told them to rise, and “Do not be afraid.”  This Jesus “comes down from the mountain” with them as they continue their journey to the cross together.  [1]

It is indeed “good that we are here” where the Beloved Son of God is always with us.  

[1] Francis J. Moloney.  The Gospel of the Lord:  Reflections on the Gospel Readings: Year A.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992; p. 88-89.

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