LENT: WEEK 2: MARCH 17,2019
Transfiguration of Christ
Architecture San Salvador, El Salvador. Transfiguracion del Divino Salvador del Mundo, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
Think about being in the Crowd and listening to this conversation! Now, you have heard about Jesus and how he has been so kind to those who are sick -and even was able to restore LIFE itself to Jarius’s daughter- He plans to do more — He said so! He is going to Jerusalem and he Cautions because there is trouble coming. Something is going to Change.
Sr. Amarachi Ezeonu, SNDdeN Congregational Representative at the UN
A prayer for Lent