2nd Sunday of Lent
Sunday March 16th 2014
10.30am. Solemn Mass at St. Pius X, Hockley
Celebrant & Preacher, Fr. Bob White.
Fr. Jeff Woolnough, pastor to the Hockley Ordinariate Mission writes:
We hear in the Gospel reading at our mass today (2nd of Lent), the account of the Transfiguration.
It appears for our edification on this, the second Sunday of Lent, so that we, (just like Peter, James and John), may bear witness to the truth and be given courage to bear the pain of Our Lord’s passion, yet to come!
We don’t always recognise the face of Christ in others or in the poor and the suffering of our world, so today we might just want to ponder the meaning and gift of transfiguration?
Lent is the season to allow God into the darkness that clogs our spiritual arteries and let him fill our hearts with his splendour! To be people of the transfiguration means walking with him - to the mountain top, for it is there that we will encounter the God –Man, Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour! Do let others then, see the light that should shine forth from you and from me this holy season.
A call to personal holiness is just what our blessed Lord is asking of us. Spend time communicating with him in prayer, share with him all your desires, hardships, anxieties and let the warmth of the light of his glorious transfiguration enfold you, and please remember to be selfless and humble when you pray, for then you can be certain that God will hear and answer you.
Thy will be done.
May we continue to walk with him on this Lenten journey, always giving thanks for all that he has accomplished for us all, not only on the mount of transfiguration but also on the hill of Calvary.