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Second Sunday of Lent

‘Listen to him’

 ‘Listen to him’  ING-010
11 March 2022
Landscapes stretch and rise in these early Sundays of Lent as we follow the meandering map of the Exodus, seeking to leave behind our personal slaveries, so as to reach the freedom of the land of promise. After last Sunday’s desert, we arrive at the foot of a mountain. Mt Tabor in Galilee, traditional site of the Transfiguration of the Lord, rises a mere 600 metres above sea level, but being isolated, dominates the area around. It is another mountain like Sinai, where God reveals his glory. Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name (Ps 89): on a singing mountain, therefore, after the first prediction of his suffering, death and resurrection, Jesus is revealed as the completion of law and prophecy, standing in a sort of triptych, flanked by Moses and Elijah. Before reaching again the uncreated light, he will hang in another triptych, ...

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