Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
- March 14, 2014
Second Sunday of Lent (A)Matthew 17:1-9
1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
2 There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light.
3 And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him.
4 Then Peter spoke to Jesus. 'Lord,' he said, 'it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.'
5 He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, 'This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.'
6 When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear.
7 But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, 'Stand up, do not be afraid.'
8 And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus.
9 As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this or
The Transfiguration reminds me of the mystery that Jesus, the fully human one, is also God. If I would know what it is to be truly human, I must look to Jesus. If I would know God, I must look to Jesus.