2nd Sunday of Lent
In the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John glimpse for a moment Jesus as He truly is, in His radiant glory as God. The voice of the Father proclaims "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased," and Jesus takes the compliment, allowing it to strengthen Him for his coming suffering and death in Jerusalem. By our baptism, we are made radiant as God's children as well, and the Father says to us, "You are my beloved child, with you I am well pleased!" Those words are meant to strengthen us for the struggles in life, not to be pushed out by all the excuses we come up with. Do you know how to take the compliment?