16 Feb Second Sunday of Lent
We hear the the son of God Jesus emphasising that prayer should be more about listening. Spending time in listening to the word of God is more beneficial to one in finding solutions with God’s guidance. Peter, John and James followed Jesus with love; exactly how we should follow his footsteps as part as of our lives. Climbing the mountains may not have been easy but what they saw after reaching the top was worth the climb! The same way, we too in our struggles should keep Jesus in our hearts and continue to trust that the destination of this journey will be worth it like the disciples.
The transfiguration of Jesus is an advantage for the disciples as well as us; faith and confidence in God now lasts forever in his glory. Like Peter, James and John, we too must be glad and happy while in prayer as it brings us closer to Jesus.
“To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity. Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance.” – St Josemaría Escrivá
We are to remain silent in prayer while trying to find an answer; Mark 9:7 “Then a cloud covered them with its shadow, and a voice came from the cloud ‘This is my own dear Son- listen to him!’”. We have no idea when we will hear the voice of God, so sometimes, just silence could help us hear him. The “cloud” over is is the “shadow” of God; that we should pray to always be over, to guide, help and protect us. Furthermore, we should listen to Jesus; follow his commands and walk in his footsteps. We can do this by following what is in the bible “forgiving each other” for example. By doing so, we will become the person God created us to be.