Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent 2023


On a mountain in today’s reading, a voice affirms that Jesus is God’s Son in words reminiscent of the voice at Jesus’ baptism.  The Transfiguration provides further evidence that Jesus was the divine Son of God.

The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God: the meeting place for the temporal and the eternal, with Jesus himself as the connecting point, acting as the bridge between heaven and earth.

The appearance of Moses and Elijah with Jesus is highly significant. It connects this story with God’s relationship with the people of Israel. The name Moses was equated with the Old Testament law that God had given to the people. Jesus came and fulfilled the commandments of the law and did the things the law could not do, that is, to provide an answer for the problem of sin. The law pointed out the problem; Jesus gave the solution.

May this 2nd Sunday of Lent remind us of the promise of Jesus’ glory, his resurrection.   This is the source of our salvation.  The transfiguration is Christo-centric, may we focus the attention to Christ Jesus!  The chosen and beloved son of God, who was clearly introduced by God the father on this occasion. God recommends Him to us as the One we must listen to.  Lord, open our eyes to see and recognize your presence in our lives, open our ears to listen to your voice, and open our mouths to speak the revealed WORD of your truth!

Have a blessed Lenten season.

Noellina RSCJ

4 thoughts on “Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent 2023”

  1. Noe thank you for the inspiring reflection. May the Holy Spirit open the spiritual ears to listen to God’s beloves Son and the grace to live what we hear.

  2. Dear Noe,

    Thank you for your reflection on the Transfiguration. It is beautiful and very helpful. I hope all is well with you. Did you celebrate Women’s day? I keep you in my prayers to have the energy to do all the work demanded of you without getting too weary. Much, much love, Margie


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