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Friday, March 2, 2007

Second Sunday of Lent

Today’s Gospel is Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration. Jesus took his closest companions, Peter, James, and John, and went up the mountain to pray. It is while Jesus is praying that his face changed; his clothes became dazzling white. Then Moses and Elijah appear with Jesus in glory. The three disciples are fully awake now and Peter exclaims: “Master, it is good that we are here.” Then comes the cloud and the voice saying: “This is my chosen one; listen to him.” God keeps saying the same thing to us: “Listen to my Son.” How do I listen to Jesus? Do I take time in prayer to really listen? He speaks to us in so many different ways, if I am listening.

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