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dc.contributor.authorHoward, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-14T19:25:11Z
dc.date.available2017-03-14T19:25:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-12en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109982
dc.description.abstractLent – the season of joyful transformation|Where does it lead?|Remember the first time riding a "two wheeler" without training wheels or a helping hand.   White knuckled, mouth and eyes agape - the terrifying freedom of flying solo!  Wanting to go on and on and fearing how to stop. |Remember the first time standing on an ocean shore with toes curled in ever shifting sands, looking out with wonder at the  profound weight and ever undulating swell.   Filled with inexpressible awe and exuberance.  Dreading yet tempted to venture into the froth. |Remember the first time standing on the precipice of a mountain gazing down onto the majestic expansive earth far below.   Or stars on a moonless night! A feast for the eyes that could never fully quench the thirst of the soul.  |Remember the first time sitting with a dying parent, sibling, child, friend or stranger.  Sharing a meal with a hungry, homeless person.  Attending to the child pleading, "help me, I lost my mother."|Witnessing a mother give birth.   Holding one's child for the first time.  Poets' words fail to capture the inexpressible. |Consecrating and offering the Eucharist for the first time.  A Jesuit priest tired to describe the profound and overwhelming sense of community, oneness, wholeness that enveloped him.|Making love to your spouse for the first time -  lovingly, tenderly yet cautiously reaching out to the other. An expansion of self - touching, holding the other in gentle reverence.|Experiences we hold in our hearts – of the real, tangible presence of God.   These are experiences of transformation and revelation.   Today's reading from Matthew's gospel tells of Peter, James and John being present to Jesus being "transfigured."   We are not told directly, but must know that Peter, James and John, not transfigured, but most definitely were transformed by their experience.  We can only imagine.|We can imagine, because in our own lives we have experienced degrees of transformation.  Every day experiences provide opportunity, the possibility for transformation.  It happens to us all the time!  To experience the fullness of freedom – no matter the age or the actual experience, predisposes us to greater and more meaningful experiences of freedom.  Genuine freedom whets our appetite for greater, richer and more intimate freedom.  Experiences of awe, wonder, fascination, thrill, tenderness, caring and love – fill us with deep yearning for the fuller, richer – a deep yearning for the more.  The More of God.    With each experience I am transformed.|What captivates us is that God gently transforms, revealing to me more and more about myself while drawing me closer and closer to Godself.  My thirst and desire for these holy consolations of God, graciously given are what keep our relationship maturing.  An experience of God,  an experience of who I am in the heart of God draws me closer and closer, deeper and deeper into Love and in love with all life offers.|The Goodnews:  a kid on a bike, a new mom or dad, the mountain climber, the beachcomber,  the lover, the dreamer, the poet and songster,  the homeless, the abandoned, the orphan, the widow, the refugee, the forgotten, you and me – all of us are privy each day to being transformed  into a richer, more real image of Jesus.|Where does it lead?  It all leads to fuller, richer life, to Love, to God.|Lent is the season of joyful transformation.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109664
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Sunday, March 12, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent.en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.date.day12en_US
dc.date.year2017en_US
dc.date.monthMarchen_US
dc.program.unitRetireden_US
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHoward, Joanen_US
dc.date.daynameSundayen_US
dc.date.seasonLenten_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 2en_US
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dc.relation.previoushttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109981
dc.subject.local1Genesis 12:1-4aen_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22en_US
dc.subject.local32 Timothy 1:8b-10en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 17:1-9en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.date.cycleYear Aen_US


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