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Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 26
Read the Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

Gospel Summary
In today’s Gospel, Peter, James, and John—often described as the inner circle of disciples—went with Jesus to a high mountain. (In the Bible, mountains are often places of Divine Revelation.) The three are so overcome by what they see, hear, and experience that they do not know what to do or say. They simply know that they have witnessed something powerful. Jesus instructed them to tell no one of what they had seen, and they did indeed keep the matter to themselves. This is the opposite of what the leper in the Gospel just two Sundays ago did. He told everyone what happened to him!

Reflection for Parents
At the end of each episode of the television series “Blue Bloods,” the family gathers around the table for Sunday dinner. No matter the difficulties or discouragements of the week, the ritual of the Sunday meal is honored. At the end of one particularly difficult week the grandfather encouraged the family by saying, “I see the light of God in this family.” Perhaps that is a description of the transfiguration, the glory of God, as it is revealed in daily family life. Today take time to think about where you have seen God’s glory shine in your family, and in the lives of each of your family members.

Bringing the Gospel Into Your Family
Take your family for a fifteen-minute walk through your neighborhood today. Enjoy the sun, the clouds, the breeze, the sights, and the sounds of the day. Afterward, gather at your kitchen or dining table for a special Sunday meal and talk about all the ways you saw the glory of God revealed in nature today.

Discussion Starters

  1. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is _________________.
  2. One way I can listen to God’s voice this Lent is __________________.
  3. Someone I know who needs to see the glory of God is ________________ because __________.

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