Filled With Gratitude
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For 19 February 2022, Saturday of week 6 in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 9:2-13
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, â€˜Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.â€™ He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, â€˜This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!â€™ 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. Then they asked him, â€˜Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?â€™ He said to them, â€˜Elijah is indeed coming first to restore all things. How then is it written about the Son of Man, that he is to go through many sufferings and be treated with contempt? But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written about him.â€™
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.
19 February 2022 @ 3:48 pm
Thank you, Connie, for this beautifully refreshing preaching. The fruits of your own contemplation are a lovely source for ours, reminding us again that just to “be with” is a blessing, that the Beloved is with us always. And we, too, are filled with gratitude.
20 February 2022 @ 2:11 am
Thanks so much Connie for this beautiful reflection. It took me to a new level of being in absorbing this passage. You do have a great gift and Iâ€™m so grateful to be able to receive it through your special preaching. I savor the short words at the end â€œsilence, stillness, fullness.â€
20 February 2022 @ 4:29 am
Thanks Connie! Todayâ€™s preaching is a balm for my soul and an invitation to silence, stillness, and fullness as I am accompanied on the journey.
20 February 2022 @ 4:40 am
Thank you Connie for helping to unpack the Cloud of Unknowing. We’ve been in one for the last two years. Amazing. Not sure of all the learnings I’ve had during this time but for sure as you remind us that we are not alone. Jesus is with us.