Second Sunday of Lent
Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
Luke 9: 28-36
In today’s Gospel Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up onto the mountain with him. But what about the other apostles? How do you think they felt when they heard about what they had missed out on? Did they feel like Jesus was playing favorites or did they trust in the divine plan that Jesus was following?
We all have days like this, where we feel like no one notices the good we are doing. It is in times like these that we must remember we do not need to be on the mountain top to be appreciated. We are living for an Audience of One, and our Father sees everything.