Reflection on Second Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent - 8 March 2020: The Transfiguration 
(Matthew 17:1-9)
 
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light.
 
There is an awful parallel between this scene and that of the Crucifixion:
o Jesus is revealed on a hill – Mount Tabor and Calvary.
o His clothes are noticeable – shining white and stripped off him.
o He is flanked by two people – Moses and Elijah and the two thieves.
o He is declared to be Son of God – by a heavenly voice and by a Roman centurion.
 
The two images explain and enrich one another. We learn to see the glory in the Cross and the Cross in the glory.