Sunday Gospel Warm-up

February 22, 2024

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Mark 9:2-10 Our Divine Destiny

This Sunday’s Gospel is the Transfiguration. Peter, James and John are given a glimpse of Jesus’ divinity, but it is not His divinity that is the point of the encounter. It is Jesus’ humanity that is affirmed. God is essentially laying down the truth that it is only in embracing our deepest and most profound humanity; love, forgiveness, kindness… that we realize our own divine destiny. Ultimately, it is everything that the sacrifice of the cross represents. Our embracing of the cross of Jesus will lead us to God and our truest self. As Jesus will emphasize in the Sundays of Lent to come, it is only by shouldering our own crosses of love that will find fullness of life.