Scripture reflection on the readings for Sunday, March 4, 2007, second Sunday of Lent. In Luke we read about Jesus going up the mountain with Peter, John, and James. While he was praying, Jesus was transfigured. His faced changed and his clothes became dazzling white. Seeing Jesus in his glory made an impact on them. This is a preview or a tiny taste of what it will be like in heaven. Then, all of us would be transfigured and united. I imagine that the radiant light emanating from all of us out of immense love will all come together as one intensely radiant light. The light of love, the love of God.
Can you imagine experiencing this bit of heaven on Earth? I think some saints and mystics have received a taste of this in their meditations and prayers. An that is exactly the means..., prayer. Last Wednesday we had the penance service in our church and went to confession. What is the answer to sinning less? Living in a life of constant prayer. Living in loving and intense prayer will not only help us sin less, but also radiate the light of Christ to others, and experience the light of Christ in our hearts.
Does it feel overwhelming to live a life or prayer and holiness? We only need to do it for this day..., just for this moment.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation.” Ps. 27, 1