Mgr Gerard’s Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Lent

There are no plans for the Transfigurations that enrich our lives. We just need to let ourselves be caught up in the moment and be lost in the experience. God is hard to capture but we keep trying. In our Gospel Peter represents all of us. He’s saying let’s stay here, let’s make this permanent, let’s make it last forever. In a sense put God in church, in a box, in a tabernacle. That way when we need God we know where to go. But that’s not how it works. Our problem is that as soon as we come down from the mountain and run into the reality of life our faith easily fails us and like Peter, we can start to deny Christ. Prayer is the key. It is only prayer that shows God has not abandoned us. He is present in our every walk of life. At all times, especially in times of difficulty, remember what St. Paul said, “God is on our side” and with God on our side we can face anything.