Our Own Transformation

Second Sunday of Lent: Gospel of Matthew 17: 1-9

By Sr. Catherine Cleary, OSB

Matthew’s gospels for the first two Sundays in Lent clearly show readers that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecies of Israel.  Last week, Jesus’ fasting in the desert reminded us of Moses’ sojourn in the desert.  Today’s gospel highlights Jesus as the new Moses as he appears on a high mountain with Moses and Elijah, his face shining as Moses’ did when he saw God.  (Ex 34:29) Continue Reading