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Feb. 24, 2013: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen. (Luke 9:28b-36)

Reflection:

Wouldn’t you love to have been on that mountain top and to have seen Jesus at prayer and heard a voice from the cloud? Well, we can get caught up in these unusual happenings and miss the important fact of what was said, “This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to Him.” That message is for each of us today.

Action:

Listen for God’s “voice” today.
Perhaps you will see a sunset and hear a message of God’s beauty or someone’s kindness to you will prompt you to thank God for other people in your life who are kind and loving toward you.
Before you go to bed tonight make a list of God’s messages to you today. Add to the list each night.

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Sister Ann Casper

Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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