The Little Black Book, Six-minute meditations on the Sunday Gospels of Lent (Cycle B)
Sr. Pat Dowling, Vocation Director, recommends this companion for Lent. This Lenten booklet is based on the writings of Bishop Ken Untener, and put together by Catherine Haven, editor of the Little Books, with the help of Sr. Nancy Ayotte, IHM.
For today’s reading, Monday–Second Week of Lent, it provides this text: “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.” (Mk. 9:2-3)
It then shares how to apply this text to our lives by saying, “The Transfiguration of Jesus is not just an interesting incident in the life of Jesus–it’s supposed to happen in my life too. Transfiguration happens when I let the brightness and beauty of God’s life within me shine forth so that others can see it. The brightness of God’s life within me may not break through in a spectacular scene like the one described in Mark’s Gospel. In my life, the brightness more often shines forth in my love, in my smile, in my acts of forgiveness. Today would be a good day to let God’s brightness shine forth in my life.”