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2nd Sunday of Lent – March 1, 2015

‘THIS IS MY SON, THE BELOVED

LISTEN TO HIM’

 

 

I suspect all of us, on occasion, have had a some kind of a mini “transfiguration” experience when suddenly we see something more clearly.  We may experience moments of ecstasy when the light or spark of God shines through and we may feel especially close to God.  When this happens we want to hold onto that moment.

 

I have had a few of these experiences; most recently I went with on a pilgrimage to Mexico City to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and the many other holy places in the
interior of Mexico.  Mexico City has a population of 30 million; for a prairie chicken this was a marvel in itself.  At the shrine they have Mass every hour starting at 6 am and the last one ends in the evening at 9 pm.

 

The reason why I went on this trip was to find time to pray, regroup and come back refreshed.  It looked almost
impossible to find a quiet place.  Fortunately, the Good Lord was taking care of me and I did find that place.  Here I felt the loving arms of our Mother Mary and the forgiving love of Jesus.  It is so good to know that even though I’m a sinner and screw up God still loves me.

During this special time the words that Paul spoke to the Romans ran true to my heart, “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?  Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

I wanted to hold on to this special time, as did the disciples, when they saw Jesus transfigured before their eyes, but life has to go on.  Like the Chinese proverb that says, ‘After the ecstasy, the laundry’.  So off the mountain I came, back into the valley.

The mountain top experience I will keep in my heart and not forget the deep love and acceptance that I experienced.  God is to be found in the daily routine of life in the valley.  And it is in this valley that I must listen for him.  More often than not, I have found him in places where I did not expect:
visiting my dying friend in the hospital, laughing at coffee with co-workers, listening to a song on the radio, watching my son as he takes care of his infant daughter and listening to my husband passionately talking about how he had to grease the hydraulics on his equipment, of which I haven’t a clue of what he is talking about.  In these moments I find God.

—Margaret McCarthy

 

Bulletin – Mar 1, 2015

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