Chaplain’s Corner | 2nd Sunday of Lent (March 1, 2015)


Why does the Church place before us the Lord’s Transfiguration on the Second Sunday of Lent? St. Thomas Aquinas: “Now in order that anyone go straight along a road, he must have some knowledge of the end: thus an archer will not shoot the arrow straight unless he first see the target…Above all is this necessary when hard and rough is the road, heavy the going, but delightful the end.”

We are on the hard, rough road of Lent, of the Cross, and we are headed towards the delightful end of Easter, of the Resurrection. We need this encouragement from Jesus to keep our eye on the prize of eternal life in order that we may faithfully suffer and die with Him.

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