The Word This Week

Every year, on the Second Sunday of Lent, we hear about the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain top.
Why?
Jesus revealed his glory to the three apostles in order to strengthen them for the journey ahead – the journey to Jerusalem, Gethsemane and Golgotha. The same vision is today offered to us, to strengthen us in our Lenten Journey of Faith. Last week we heard about temptation: this week we are driven onwards by a vision of glory that will be ours – the goal of our lives of faith and all that we do as Christians. The transfiguration represents the final destination of our lives, if we are faithful in resisting temptation and living each day as faithful members of Jesus Christ. In our journey of renewal and new commitment through Lent, we are spurred on and encouraged by today’s vision to see why the effort is worth it..

Today’s Scripture
Genesis 15: 5 – 12, 17 – 18;
Philippians 3: 17 – 4: 1;
Luke 9: 28 – 36

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