Year C – Second Sunday of Lent – February 24, 2013 – Gospel Reflection

Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14; Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 or 3:20 – 4:1; cf. Matthew 17:5; Luke 9:28b-36

Every so often life gives you a glimpse of glory – the beauty of a sunset, goodness in a person, truth in words spoke, peace and well-being in a friendship.  Sometimes it comes suddenly; other times it has been there but you have not been paying attention.  Still, it is real.  This happened to Peter, James, and John.  Jesus often went off to pray, to be in the presence of his Father.  On this particular occasion, while praying, his glory shone through and his disciples saw it.  They also saw Moses and Elijah, speaking with him about his coming death, his passing over into full glory.  Jesus will go on to speak to his disciples of the glory awaiting them at the end of the road.  We too need a reminder of our destiny, that “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20).  Our Savior has promised he will come and “change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body” (3:21).  For now, hear the Father’s words, “This is my chosen Son: listen to him” (Luke 9:35).  Our ultimate glory may depend on it.

Do you think of yourself as destined for glory?

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