The Pastor's Desk
Lent I1 - This year, the second Sunday of Lent presents St. Luke's version of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Luke emphasizes that Jesus was transfigured during a time of prayer and makes a connection between the Exodus event of the original covenant and Jesus' impending passage from death to life. Like Abraham before them, they are filled with fear and joy - a very confusing experience, During Lent we must hear with them the voice of the Father: :This is my chosen son, listen to him" (Luke 9:35).
During Lent we ask: What is Jesus saying to me? What am I doing to listen to him? Let our prayer this week be for a heart more open to hearing what Jesus has to say to each of us!
May your Lent be fruitful and grace-filled!
Peace and all good things!Fr. John