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Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

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Lectionary: 25
Read Sunday's Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9

Gospel Summary
The second Sunday of Lent always gives us an account of the transfiguration. Jesus asked Peter, James and John to go with him to the mountain top. While they were there, Jesus was transfigured and became dazzling white before them. Along with Jesus stood Moses and Elijah. The voice of God announced that Jesus was his son and that all should listen to him. The disciples were frightened, but Jesus calmed them. When Peter, James and John looked up, Jesus was the only one left . . . the one to whom we need to listen.

Reflection for Families
Children adapt to change. They love the excitement of something new. As parents, however, we'd like to slow down the changes we see - changes in our community, our jobs, government, and even the changes in our growing children. As it was for the disciples, it's hard sometimes for us to understand and accept things changing in front of our eyes. However, change and constant motion are part of the divine plan as we journey to God. Today, instead of digging in our heals to slow the change, try lightening your heart as a child and accept with joy, the changes you face.

Bringing the Gospel Into Your Family
Consider your community, family, relatives, and people at work or school. Who is struggling right now because of a recent change? How is this change darkening their world? Once you have identified the person (or people) and their situation, think of one way as a family you can be a light to them. Our action is our response to listening to Jesus.

Discussion Starters
1. I know the reason I am reluctant to accept change. The reason is . . .
2. One action I will take this week to better accept change is . . .
3. I witnessed a kind of transfiguration when . . .

Connection to Faith First© Legacy Edition
At Home Family Guide, theme 26
Kindergarten, page 165
Grade 1, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Grade 2, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Grade 3, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Grade 4, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Grade 5, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Grade 6, page 253 parish and page 261 school
Junior high, Mystery of God, chapter 7

Connection to Faith First©
At Home Family Guide, theme 26
Kindergarten, page 165
Grade 1, page 240
Grade 2, page 292
Grade 3, page 292
Grade 4, page 292
Grade 5, page 292
Grade 6, page 292
Junior High, Creed and Prayer, page 323 and chapter 6
Junior High, Liturgy and Morality, page 323

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