CAFOD FAMILY FAST – 11TH MARCH 2022
DEACON GEORGE’S HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT: Jesus often went up a mountain to be alone, to pray and converse with his Father. And today was no different. However, a week earlier, Jesus had asked Peter, “Who do you say I am? Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” So, this time, Jesus decides to take with him, Peter, James and John, his closest disciples, and go up mount Hermon, which rises almost 9,000 feet above sea level. Meanwhile, on the mountain top, Jesus receives an answer and a response, to his prayer. Jesus is transformed, his appearance changes, and his garments shine with heavenly brightness. His face does not belong to this world but is like that of the world to come. The disciples are having a glimpse of the glorified Christ. This glory denotes the presence of heavenly royalty and that the Kingdom of God is in the midst of his people…..