March 17, 2019: Glimpses of Glory
Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent we hear the gospel of Jesus’ transfiguration proclaimed in our Eucharistic gathering. Jesus and his three close friends have a marvelous mystical experience. They all experience a glimpse of glory. “It is good that we are here,” Peter proclaims. It gives them and us a renewed sense of the hope of transforming light and glory that are in store for all the faithful who journey in this Lenten time.
We had Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor during our pilgrimage in the Holy Land. It is a mountain that rises up from the valley below. The Church is filled with sunlight and helped us to imagine the gospel story. It was an uplifting experience.
When do you experience a glimpse of glory? In what ways is our celebration of the Eucharist a way to taste of this glory?