Mgr Gerard’s reflection: 2nd Sunday of Lent – Transfiguration

Transfiguration is a name we give to our breakthrough moments. It can be as simple as discovering a solution to a vexing problem or as horrific as watching the Twin Towers collapse. It can be Martin Luther King saying “I have been to the mountain top and seen his glory” and we know that integration will happen.

There is no planning for the transfigurations that enrich our lives. All of us have experienced some degree of transfiguration. We just need to let ourselves be caught up in the moment and become lost in the experience.

It is like receiving the Body of Christ. It is quite awesome to think we are receiving Christ because the host is more than bread. We should always say “Amen” with such profound reverence. God gives us rare moments when we hear more than is being said and see more than is obvious. During Lent and beyond how can we better treasure these moments of grace?