Second Sunday of Lent - Gospel Reflection
"Peter took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain...."
If Jesus said to you "I want to be alone with you", where would you bring him? You might suggest your local church. Or some of the quiet country roads for a walk. Or you might wait until the kids are gone to bed and the house is quiet. Or you might suggest the car or the bus when you are on the way to work.
If you did that, he would do what he did to Peter, James and John - he would bring you into the presence of the Father. And you would hear the Father saying to you as he pointed to Jesus: "This is my Son. Listen to Him".
And I think he would say to you: "I know the pace of life has got hectic. I know you are concerned about mortages and teenagers and schools and unemployment. And the young people are concerned about exams and the future. But come and spend time with me each day, It won't change the problems. But you will be changed. You will be transfigured. And so the problems will look differently as a result.
"And I know you are confused at times about what is right and what is wrong. So many voices giving you different views about what you regard as sacred and important in life. But - pointing to Jesus - this is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him."