Second Sunday Lent 2012 Mass Reflections

Scripture Readings for Sunday's Mass are here
and a variety of reflections from St Louis Centre for Liturgy are here.

My reflections from last year for the Second Sunday of Lent are here
and for the Feast of The Transfiguration from August last year are here

The last of the epiphanies of Jesus,,, the Transfiguration mountain top experience before we make our way down to the road and the passage to the cross... 

God loves us so we can change and what makes change possible is the agent of Love.

                                                                    Transfiguration from here

 David Garland summarizes the parallels between the of the Transfiguration scene of Sunday's Gospel with the scene of Christ's crucifixion:
“Jesus is surrounded by two celebrated saints of old; on the cross he will be surrounded by two criminals. . . .
On the mount of transfiguration, Jesus’ garments glisten in his glory; at Golgotha, his garments have been taken from him in his humiliation. . . .
In both scenes, there is mention of Elijah . . . and of great fear at divine manifestations. . . . In the first, Jesus is confessed as the son of God by a divine voice; in the second, by his executioners, Roman soldiers. . . .
Both scenes are witnessed by his followers: the first by the inner circle of disciples; the second, by women from afar. 
These parallels reveal that Jesus’ suffering and glory can be seen properly only as two sides of the same coin.”

God on The Mountain . An Old Time Gospel song...........

Sorry for some cheesy images in this (I tried my best to find one that wasn't !!) but the singer is wonderful...


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