2nd Sunday of Lent - Year B - 28 February 2021
Readings: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10
Haere mai e te whanau, Tëná koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living.
“This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him”
Just as we always hear the story of Jesus being tested on the first Sunday of Lent, so we always hear of his transfiguration on the second.
One way of interpreting the story of the transfiguration is as a source of encouragement for us on our Lenten journey. We may have been disheartened by last week’s Gospel, but may be reassured today by the vision of Jesus’ glory. The story of the transfiguration follows on from Paul’s emphatic affirmation that God is on our side, a declaration that we might well welcome after the disturbing story of Abraham and Isaac.
What about us?
Will we continue to follow him all the way to Calvary and beyond?