Lent is the season in which we focus on moral correction, aligning ourselves with the commandments of Jesus.
They are summed up in loving God with all one’s might and loving one’s neighbor as one’s self.
Jesus details what this means in various contexts in the Lenten gospels.
And He wills to heal our blindness to our sins, especially those habitual sins we rationalize or despair of amending.
Jesus, God among us, through his glory was willing to die for us.
How often have we thanked Him for this?
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”Matthew 17: 1-9
Jesus’ divinity is always breaking through in the gospels –
transforming us in glorious ways to illuminate His love.
If we believe he is the Son of God, do we place our trust in Him?
March 15, 2020 has been declared a National Day of Prayer.
“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” Trump tweeted. “No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”President Donald J. Trump
How much trust are we placing in God to get us through this difficult time in our Country with the pandemic of the Coronavirus?
Are we treating Him, much like we are treating the supplies of toilet paper – with fear and trembling that His grace will run out?
If we are – perhaps it is time to fall on our knees and “stock-pile” the prayer we are desperately in need of at this time.
And if I might suggest (just one) may it be simply this…
Jesus, I trust in you!
hugs and blessings to all those doing what is necessary to CONTAIN the virus, to CURE the virus, and to PRAY for those who have been directly infected!