The commentary for Sunday: II Lent

17 March 2019. (2º Lent).

Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a mountain to pray, and while they were there, he was transfigured before them. The apostles saw the glory of God. They wanted to stay there, because it felt very good. But they had to come down from the mountain; they have to put their feet on the ground, and not forget what Jesus had spoken about just before going up the mountain: “We are going up to Jerusalem, and there they will arrest me, they will judge me and condemn me to death, but in three days I will rise again.” At the time they did not understand what was going on.
We often tend to forget that some things are only earned with great effort. That is why Jesus shows them that to reach the glory it is necessary to pass through the cross.
That our faith be kept alive in the hope of future glory. That like Abraham (1st reading), we overcome the tiredness and fatigue of our faith, trusting in the word of the Lord. In this way, (as St. Paul says in the 2nd reading), “The Lord will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body”.

Juan Ramon Gomez Pascual, cmf

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