Dazzling

 
2nd Sunday of Lent, based on Mark 9:2-10

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead could mean.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Karla Bellinger

Karla has a DMin in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Dominican school sponsored by the friars of the Chicago province. Her 2012 doctoral thesis, "Are You Talking to Me? A Study of Young Listeners' Connection with Catholic Sunday Preaching," arose from her passion to more effectively connect the message of the gospel with our young people. In May of 2014, Liturgical Press published her book entitled "Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation about Catholic Preaching." which is available at: here . Karla is a wife and mother of five young adult children. In August of 2015, she started a new position as the Associate Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics at the University of Notre Dame.

5 thoughts on “Dazzling

  1. Thank you each for your enthusiasm. The joy of the gospel keeps me going and you do too!

  2. Thank you Karla for being the sister who travels in the contemplation of such a dazzling glorious God with me. I feel the darkness of this time of my life and of many lents bringing me sweet drops of sparkling dew upon my dried up soul… Reaching for the ability to open my eyes enough to take in the blinding light from the sky and the snow so the beauty of Jesus and His Holy Spirit will truly reign over my fears and losses. I appreciate being able to reflect with you. It is like sitting by a fire allowing the warmth and light to slowly wake my soul and trust in Him no matter what happens or is happening. Dazzle me Jesus with your unending glory and love! Praise you! Thanks Karla!

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