Second Sunday of Lent

March 20, 2011


The transfiguration depicts who Christ really is.  On Mount Tabor, the Apostles (and us through their description) have their beliefs confirmed – Jesus is not just a great teacher – he is the messiah.

But what we often forget is that the Messiah is also still Jesus; they are one in the same.   And herein lies the lesson for us.

Much like Jesus, we children of God – created and loved by God, but we are also sinful, covered by a skin of control, power, greed and lust.  But we are challenged to shed that skin so that we may be seen who we are, and who we have always been:  the image and likeness God.

We are to be like the seed that becomes a flower or the tadpole that becomes a frog or the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly.

For our change comes from within.  The old does not get lost, but it is transformed and transfigured, just like the person of Jesus.

This is why I say so very often that we must never forget that ultimately Christianity is not simply about what you believe or how you act – but how you are transformed.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent: (Genesis 12:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9)


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