The Second Sunday of Lent 2015
In Mark’s gospel (9:2-10) today, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain. Jesus is transfigured before them. Moses and Elijah appear. Then the Father’s voice breaks through a cloud and claims Jesus as the beloved Son. In this text, we are connected to the many sources of wisdom. We capture a glimpse of Jesus’ resurrection, the ancient prophets and our Heavenly Father. On this journey, wisdom matters and those who are wise have something to teach us. Wisdom is not something we sit back and enjoy as the disciples did when they wanted to build three tents. Instead, we are called to live that beyond the mountaintop, in the darkness of daily life, in the muck of our inept decisions, in the chaos of what it means to be truly human. On this journey of Lent, Jesus continues to lead us but we are called to live the wisdom of followers of Jesus, to become peacemakers, the doers of forgiveness, the prophets of new life for people who are poor or neglected or imprisoned. Be wise. Live the truth. Follow Jesus. Listen to the Father. Befriend your ancestors. Be the voice of hope for all people. Let wisdom show on your face.