Sunday Reflection


Father Anthony's Sunday Reflection

For Sunday, February 28th 2021
Second Sunday of Lent

 I welcome you to this 2nd Sunday of Lent! I hope that Lent is going well so far wherever you are.

From the Gospel reading this Sunday, Mark 9:2-10, it is one of the most ecstatic experiences that these three disciples: Peter, James and John, had on the high mountain. It was there that Jesus was transfigured and to their surprise, it was like the grand reunion with the great figures in the Scriptures in the names of Elijah and Moses.

These two important figures stood side by side with Jesus, as a symbol that the Old Testament prophesy has been fulfilled. The moment was so wonderful that they wished to stay longer with a suggestion from Peter that they could build three tents. “It is good. Let us stay here always.” It was good for Peter, James and John to experience the transfiguration, but it was not good to try prolong it. It was Jesus’ initiative and not theirs. These were the lucky ones that Jesus wanted to take with him such that they later carry the experience home to others other than have it all for themselves. The voice that came from the cloud, was to remind them about what they needed to do going forward! “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” They needed to get back in order to work for this experience again.

The message for us this Lent is very loud and clear. Let us listen to the voice of the Lord that unfolds and reveals to us every day, in every situation, through daily events of our lives. May our prayer always be to be transformed as Jesus was on the mountain. It is very possible and achievable but only if we listen to him!