Matthew 17:1-9 Transfiguration
Rise and do not be afraid Matthew 17
It is the second week of Lent and we have Resurrection language in the Gospel passage! Yeah! I think when you start off on any journey, you have to keep the goal in mind. We have begun Lent not for the sake of Lent but for the sake of the Resurrection. Rise and do not be afraid! This line calls us to leave behind the fear of the struggle and walk bravely toward God’s call.
Mountain climbing is hard work. We want the beautiful view but to get there requires rigorous effort. It costs us to reach our goal.
Where do we want to be as a monastic group of women? As Christian people?
· It will take hard work—giving up our own desires
· showing up when we prefer something else
· reaching out to someone who is not our favorite person
You can add your own one that is hard for you.
We know the mountain top view we want. Let us keep our eyes on who is leading us up the mountain—Jesus
Let us listen for the voice of the Lord calling to us. Do not be daunted immediately by fear and run away from the road that leads to salvation. Rule of Benedict Prologue 19,48
The effort and view will be worth it.