Cycle B

Good News B15

Second Sunday in Lent

 

Mark 9:2-10 New American Bible

Mark 9:2-10 Bible Gateway New International Version

Mark 9:2-10 Bible Gateway Contemporary English Version

 

“Jesus was transfigured before them.”

 

Imagine it was night time when Jesus took you, Peter, James, and John to a high mountain. You were standing there with Jesus and all of a sudden rays of light, as bright as the sun, started shining from his face and body and his clothes became dazzling white. You were so frightened you hid behind Peter and peaked around. If that wasn’t frightening enough, then the two ghostly spirits of Moses, the great lawgiver and Elijah, the greatest prophet join Jesus. You were just about to set up tents so that Jesus and his two special friends would have a place to sleep when God spoke to you from a cloud saying:  “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” Then Moses and Elijah were gone. Only Jesus was there with you, Peter, James and John. Jesus says to you:  “Don’t tell anyone what you saw until after the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”  You and the other apostles don’t tell anyone about it, but you don’t understand what rising from the dead means. What an awesome experience!

Every day when you look in a mirror or look at a cloud, God is saying to you, “You are my child. You are my son. You are my daughter. I am pleased with you.”  Each time you say no to evil, and say yes to God, you are shining rays of goodness from your face and body just like Jesus did. Goodness changes you. God can see it. Others can see your good behavior.

Spend time praying and talking to God. Thank him for everything that he has given you. Thank him for your family, your home, your clothing, your food and water. Ask God to bless you, your family and friends.

          Here is a simple blessing:

(Are you sleeping, Brother John? is the tune)

“God Our Father,

God Our Father,

We thank you.

We thank you.

For our many blessings.

For our many blessings.

Amen.

Amen.

 

Say the “Our Father” to help you become a better child of God.          

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

 

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