Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for March 8, 2020.
Description: For the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Matthew 17:1-9 shows us that, atop Mount Tabor, the pure light of Christ was revealed, and the Father said, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” The transfiguration is repeated every time we listen to him and allow our faith to be enlightened more today than it was yesterday. Now it is we who are transfigured! We are transformed into our true identity. What is our true identity? It’s our innermost being, which was created in the image of God and baptized into the likeness of God.
For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:
- As you read the passage from Genesis, how does it feel to think that others could “find a blessing in you”? How does Jesus bless others through you?
- Timothy reminds us of our holiness. Recall a time when you were enlightened by a new understanding of the faith. How did that change your behavior?
- In the Gospel story, because the Father was so pleased with his Son, he affirmed him publicly. How do you know when the Father is pleased with you?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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