Gospel Reading according to Luke 9:28B-36

 Gospel Reading  according to Luke 9:28B-36

 

28B Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.

29 While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.

30 And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,

31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.

32 Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.

33 As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying.

34 While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.

35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”

36 After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.

 

POINTS OF REFLECTION

 

The gospel reading in Luke 9:28B-36 reminded us of the unreputable reality that we are all children of God like the human counterpart of Jesus. Jesus in this reading modeled the way as we journey our faith unto the Father.

Jesus went up the mountain with Peter, John and James to pray.  He provided them with opportunities to experience, understand, and visualize the big picture of life in God through prayer. It is with prayer that the glory of Jesus appeared in the visual of transfiguration, the change of Jesus’ face appearance with his cloth in dazzling white light. Jesus was then told about the exodus he needed to accomplish in Jerusalem.

My dear brothers and sisters, transfiguration of Jesus in the gospel speaks to us about change. We are all called to transform our lives and be ready to take a grand exit of who we are now all for the glory of God. But wait, there is no easy way towards life’s transformation. We need the grace of God through the rigor of personal to community prayers. We need to pay no attention to our fears, surprises, and other mixed emotions unlike the three disciples, instead trust unto the love of God with hope nested in his holiness.

When the road of changing life experiences seems dark and cloudy, do not forget to pause a little while and listen to the voice above the cloud saying “. This is my chosen son, listen to him”. Yes! brothers and sisters, in the occasion of life’s uncertainties, fears and difficult challenges, our sure recourse is the loving presence of the Father up high.

As we continue to reflect the gospel in Luke 9:28B-36, let us recall to mind those life changing situations of our lives and evaluate  its impact as we journey our faith in this Lenten season. Is it shaping us into a meaningful life transformation? Are the situations providing experiences truly facilitating to change life in Jesus alone?

Our personal preparation for this Lenten season includes repentance, resistance from temptation, prayer, bravery over the exodus of change, fight back personal fears and doubts and rest solely unto the love of God. Let us trust the Lord our God for His plan is better than ours for we are all his chosen people.

 

Prayer

 

Loving Father, you are great and merciful to us, your people. You never failed to constantly reach us. Every day you provided us with all our needs not minding our imperfections. As we are touched by your grace for this lenten season, we are lifting to you our concerns of life transformation as Jesus had modeled us in this gospel reading. Help us overcome our fears and self-doubts for possible life transformation for us to be prepared in the hour of your great mercy on earth. Amen…

 

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