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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
The closest we can come to understanding the resurrection, is through the transfiguration of Jesus described in today's gospel. Only after the resurrection could the three disciples understand what they saw that day on the mountaintop. Peter, James, and John, often described as the inner circle of disciples, went with Jesus to a mountain. Mountains were often the places of divine revelations and the same voice that spoke at Jesus' baptism, also spoke at the transfiguration instructing the three to listen to Jesus, God's Son. The disciples were confused because as yet they did not understand the resurrection. Instead they focused on the earthly glory of Jesus and were not prepared for the suffering he predicted.

Reflection for Families
The glory of God was revealed in the transfiguration of Jesus. Even though we weren't on the mountaintop to see this wonder, parents are in a good position to understand something about God's glory. Since their conception, our children show us the truth about the wonder of God. There's so much we don't understand about their formation and creation, but we are willing to accept the development of their lives on faith. It is our faith in God that helps us recognize the creation and growth of these precious miracles.

Bringing the Gospel Into Your Family
We see previews to many things - especially at the beginning of videos, in commercials, or at the movie theater. Share ideas about how previews help us know what's coming and then see how these ideas help us understand what Jesus showed his disciples in this transfiguration reading.

Discussion Starters
1. I know Jesus has transformed me because...
2. The most beautiful scene I have ever experienced was...
3. There is one person I would like to help see the glory of God during this Lenten season. To help them see I plan to...

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