Catholic Homily & Liturgy Prep
2nd Sunday of Lent – Year C
The Transfiguration of Jesus
When Jesus is transfigured before Peter, John and James, the curtain of his humanity is pulled aside. But unlike the unveiling of the Wizard of Oz, what’s revealed here is the truth, not the sham. When the curtain of Christ’s humanity is pulled back his divinity is revealed. The Wizard told Dorothy and her friends: “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” but
Jesus invites us to do exactly just the opposite.
The Transfiguration of Christ shows us the Christian perspective of suffering. Suffering is not sadomasochism: it is a necessary but transitory passage. The point of arrival to which we are called is luminous like the face of Christ Transfigured