Tag: Transfiguration

Lent: Expect & Desire Encounters With God

n this 2ND Sunday of Lent, we hear Scriptural accounts of powerful experiences of God.  Abram hears God directing him to leave his homeland behind to discover a new land which God will show him.  He hears of God’s promise of blessing, and Abram followed the direction of God. Peter, James and John also have a powerful experience of God (the Father) as they accompany Jesus during his transfiguration.  And of course, Jesus himself, who is always in communion with the Father, has a mystical encounter with Moses and Elijah and is transfigured before the […]

Mt. Tabor – Cana – Magdala

After a good night’s sleep and leisurely start, our pilgrims loaded the bus and headed for Mt. Tabor, the sight where Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John.  Mt. Tabor is just a few miles west of the Sea of Galilee and not far from Nazareth.  One would think that Jesus could have easily come here on numerous occasions prior to his public ministry.  Could this have been a special place for him, and this the reason for selecting it as the site to reveal his glory to his apostles prior to his passion […]

What To Do When God’s Will Seems ‘Unreasonable?’

On this Second Sunday of Lent, our first reading continues from the Book of Genesis.  God tells Abraham “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.  There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height I will point out to you.”  (Genesis 22: 2)  This seems such an unreasonable request.  Some would define the request in harsher terms. But we must recall that God knows us better than we know ourselves. The first thing I think of is how clearly Abraham is in communication with […]

The Glory of the LORD

This Second Sunday of Lent we listen once again to the Gospel account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  As the Gospel acclamation was sung, and the deacon lifted the Book of the Gospels, I thought to myself: “We are fulfilling the command of God from the Gospel today.  This Gospel is Jesus, and we are listening to Him.” As the Gospel was proclaimed, I thought once again: “The Lord led Moses by a cloud by day and a column of fire by night.  God spoke to Moses from a burning bush, again when He gave Him the Ten […]

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