Lectio Divina – Second Sunday of Lent

Luke 9:28B-36

Jesus took Peter, John, and James 
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance 
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, 
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus 
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, 
but becoming fully awake, 
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, 
“Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking, 
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, 
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said, 
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time 
tell anyone what they had seen.

6 thoughts on “Lectio Divina – Second Sunday of Lent”

  1. Christopher Gawel

    At first, the word “exodus” stood out to me. I was thinking, “How am I going to experience exodus this week?” and was looking for it. After a second reflection, I then realized the words “spoke of his exodus” stood out. As I prayed, I understood that I need to look forward to opportunities where I can speak of Jesus’ exodus, His paschal mystery, His redemption.

  2. Kathy Saporito

    “He was hungry” stood out to me. It reminded me that Jesus is fully human as well as fully divine, and that he felt physical pain just as we do. It makes me even more grateful for the sacrifices he made for me and the emotional and physical pain he endured on my behalf.

  3. Allison Nelson

    What stood out to me was “…listen to Him.” So often I pray, I vent, I ask God for so much, I think that I don’t stop talking or thinking to really listen for a response. It makes me wonder how much I’ve been missing. Being that still mentally is quite hard for me. Going forward I will try to pray, but then take time to be still and listen to Him.

  4. The line that stood out to me was: “Peter and his companions were sound asleep but then became fully awake when they saw the glory of Jesus.” It reminded me that when our faith life becomes dormant, we need to look toward Jesus to help us become “fully awake” again.

  5. Scott Greyerbiehl

    “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” This resonated with me the most, as our complete trust and reliance must be on Jesus, not humanity. Try and see the world thru His eyes and heart, not ours. As I continue to pray & meditate upon scripture, I ask God to allow his words and grace to dictate my actions, emotions and responses to daily life and place my trust in Him for everything.

  6. His exodus that He was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. I always said that Jesus was like us in all things but sin. This passage made me realize that there was one other major difference. As a human being he was aware of his ultimate sacrifice on the cross. The total commitment he had to do His Father’s will make me realize that my faith is almost non-existent.

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