Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for February 28, 2021.
Description: For the 2nd Sunday of Lent, this reflection asks: Think of a “mountaintop experience” you’ve had. What generated it? Did it change your life forever or was it just a momentary high? In Biblical symbolism, a mountain represents getting close to God. Did your mountaintop experience bring you closer to God? Lent is meant to be a mountaintop experience for each of us. If we follow Jesus up the mountain, his light will consume any darkness within us. The more we listen to his teachings and apply them to our daily lives and ministries, the more we become like him. And the more we become like Jesus, the more our lives are transfigured by his light, and the more our lives then transfigure the world around us.
For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:
- Identify one area of your life that you would like Jesus to transfigure. What do you need to do to repent of it? How do you need to change (with God’s help) so that others see more of Jesus?
- Share the story of a time when you let Jesus change you. How difficult was it to be transfigured? Why did you want to make the change?
- How did it impact others?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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