2ND SUNDAY IN LENT

YEAR B

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.

Rom 8:31-34
God, sacrificing even his Son for us, will grant us victory.

Mk 9:2-10

Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James and John.


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CONSIDERATION WEEKEND FILL-IN SHEET


MISSION STATEMENT

We, the people of St Francis Xavier - St Clare parish, seek to live Christ-centred lives, celebrating God’s presence & our faith values through worship, outreach, service, justice & hospitality.

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Next meeting: 5 March 2015



 

 

 

 

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