March 12, 2017
READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a
2 Timothy 1: 8b- 10
Matthew 17: 1-9
Light, Fire, Love, are transformative!
Light, Fire, Love, manifest the presence of God!
Light, Fire, Love, have fascinated human beings all through all the ages!
In today’s Gospel, Peter, James and John were overshadowed by the Transfiguration of Jesus. The light, radiance, and glory of the Lord moved them to respond to the miracle right before their very eyes. Albeit, their desire to build three tents wasn’t exactly where they were being led. But their insight, “Lord, it is good for us to be here” was a Eureka moment.
Here and now, this moment is where we encounter the Living God, the radiant face of God, in Jesus. Here and now, we are offered the fire of God’s love through the Holy Spirit. Here and now the power of God’s love (grace) will energize us to live this moment to the fullest. Every second of every day blesses us with a transforming opportunity, a miracle to see, and to know how “good it is for US to be HERE”. How awesome it is when sometimes in some of those moments we actually notice and are aware of the miracle working within us. How we long to hold on to those moments to keep them in our memory and within our hearts.
Perhaps this week and all throughout Lent we can pray for this graced awareness. Perhaps we can pray to be faithful enough to let God’s Light, Fire, and Love transform our hearts, so that our faces, our words, and our deeds, manifest the joy of our Risen Savior.