Call to Transfigure and Transform

Fr.-JeromeDear friends: As we are entering the second week of Lent, the readings remind us about listening to God and His son, Jesus, to experience Him closely and be transformed. The Gospel of today speaks of striking intervention by God in people’s lives indicated through the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mountain. Jesus is transfigured in the presence of His disciples, manifesting to them His divinity to strengthen them in their faith before He enters into His Passion and death on the cross. They are called upon to listen to Him, the one chosen by the Father. In the first reading we hear God asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son. Even though God had promised a great dynasty for him, Abraham shows his obedience and displays complete trust in God’s promise. God preserves his son and also grants him his multiple rewards. Lent is meant for us to repent of our sins by listening to His word. As Christians we have to be transfigured through the word of God, through the sacraments and through our daily Christian living.

As we are fast approaching the week of the Lenten Mission, I request that you mark these dates as important and remind your friends about participating in the mission. I assure you that you will surely benefit from this spiritual nourishment.


Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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