On the second Sunday of Lent, we recall and proclaim the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus, witnessed by Peter, James and John.

The three of them undergo a kind of transfiguration themselves. They are changed so that they are able to more clearly hear God’s voice announcing Jesus’ identity (“Beloved Son”), and the clear terms of their own discipleship (“Listen to Him”).

Lent is meant to be a time of Transfiguration for all disciples of Jesus. It is a time for us to reflect on who Jesus really is (the “Beloved Son of God”), the Word who is the manifestation of God’s presence among us.

Lent is a time to consider what change needs to occur in us so that we come to understand how we might be transfigured, that we fully grasp the terms of our own discipleship.

Lent is a time for us to tune in, to listen intently to Jesus, to be willing to be changed (transfigured.)

And act accordingly.

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