Word of Life: Second Sunday of Lent

03-10-2019Weekly Reflection

“This is my Son, my chosen, listen to Him…” Lk. 9:35

The presence of Moses and Elijah represent the law and the prophets, who have announced the Messiah’s suffering, Christ passion is the will of the Father. The action of the Son reinforced the image that He is the servant of God the Father. The cloud indicates the presence of the Holy Spirit. In the Transfiguration, the three persons of the Trinity were present. The Father was the voice; the Son was the Man, and the Holy Spirit was the cloud. (St.Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 3, 45, 4, and 2) The Transfiguration moment preceded by the famous confession of Peter and the passion prediction, was a call to “listen”, meant to strengthen the disciples faith, by giving them an insight to His glory, that human nature will possess after the resurrection.

What is our response to suffering? Do I share my sufferings to the sufferings of Christ? How can I focus on the glory of Jesus even when I encounter the cross?