Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent we hear the gospel story of Jesus’ transfiguration on a mountain top. It is a key Bible passage that portrays the true identity of Jesus. With glorious light surrounding him, he is identified as the beloved Son of God to whom we are called to listen attentively. It provides a glimpse of his status as the Risen One. The transfiguration of Jesus is a way of highlighting the resurrection as an integral part of the mystery of Christ.
This gospel is paired with the story about Abraham whose deep devotion to God is demonstrated by not letting anything come between himself and God, not even his beloved son, Isaac. So our devotion to God must be complete and demonstrated.
How does the truth of Jesus’ resurrection sustain you in your Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving?