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Year of faith: Lenten sunday - 2



The second week of lent is for the strengthening of our faith. To be on the top of the world when all is well is a welcome treat to one and all. The scene of Transfiguration was one such. Peter, in his impetuosity offers to make tents so that this experience becomes a lasting one. Moses and Elijah had their roles to play. Now they step aside and make way for Christ, the fulfiller and the fulfillment of promises. God acknowledges Him as ‘the chosen One’ and invites Peter, James and John ‘to listen to Him.’ The trio become convinced of their mission in their turn

When trials abound making Christian living tough one is prone to give up and give in. God is there always beside and ahead of us though apparently not seen. We need to believe this.

Pray for the grace to believe, the grace to listen and to remain focused


Attentive listening to Christ and the Church is a safeguard to be on track as a Chosen child of God.

Lord, I believe, I want to believe.

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