2ND SUNDAY IN LENT
St Thomas Aquinas famously said: “If only
my soul is saved, I am not saved.” And yet many Christians
do think that our ultimate goal is, by the grace of God, to end
up as souls in Heaven.
No, I am a human being, bodysoul. If I am to be saved, then this
stardust, this fraction of material creation, this earthling,
needs to be immersed into Divine energy and light.
The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, especially as recounted in
the other gospels, shows what happens when human nature is in
total communion with God. Every molecule of his body was evidently
pulsing with Divine energy and light. The amazing truth is that
God ardently desires that each one of us should share in the transfigured
life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
For this to occur, we must play our part, accepting that Jesus
of Nazareth is indeed the Beloved Son of God, listen to him, and
put into practice what we hear.
We could take a moment to pray that after the “repose of
the soul” after death, we may participate as bodysouls in
the transfigured humanity of the Risen Lord.
© Fr Michael Tate
READINGS THIS WEEK
Gn 22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18
God puts Abraham to the test.
God, sacrificing even his Son for us, will grant us victory.
Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James and John.
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