From the Desk of Fr. Joseph - Second Sunday of Lent
On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the Gospel of Matthew speaks of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The Promise of the Life to Come. "And when they raised their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus." In the ordinariness and hardships of life this is the case: we have to be reminded of our call and our glorious destiny that lie hidden beneath the mundaneness and problems of daily life. But just below the surface lies the sublime promise that is ours in the crucified and risen Christ.
St. Paul tells us that Christ has "abolished death, and has proclaimed life and immortality through the Good News." The Transfiguration teaches us a fundamental truth about God's revelation of himself in Jesus, and how this addresses our human situation: that "the promised Christ had first to suffer and so come to the glory of the Resurrection."
God continues to call each one of us to be transformed, especailly during this Lenten Season. May we raise our eyes to Jesus, Our Lord!
Your brother in Christ