2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
Sir Isaac Newton, the 18th century English mathematician and physicist, said this about discovery: “I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.”
For Jesus’ disciples, that clear light took place on the mountaintop in today’s Gospel. The disciples kept Jesus constantly before them. They gave up everything to follow him. Little by little, Jesus revealed himself to them. Then, at the Transfiguration, the fullness of Jesus’ divinity was shown in the celestial light that streamed down upon them. With Elijah and Moses present, Jesus was affirmed by the Voice in the cloud.
Deacon Dick Folger