From now on you will see “the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power” and “coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:64)
Lent, for me, has always been a journey toward self-discover. Look back on all the readings for Lent, they focus on transformation, we have:
April 6, 2014: Lazarus Raised from the Dead– Jesus asks us to leave behind in the tomb of our lives, those things that hold us back.
March 30, 2014: Man Blind from Birth– What has blinded us to the love that is all around us. How did Jesus open the man’s eyes, he took clay and his own spittle to clean them, he transforms the man’s eyes. How will Jesus transform our eyes? We are blind not because of sin “Neither he, (us), nor his, (our), parents sinned…” but because we have let situations, events, troubles, doubts, and fear has make us blind.
March 23, 2014: “Give me a drink.” – Jesus meets the Samaritan woman who comes to the well during the heat of mid-day because of her shame. He does not belittle her, condemn her, or humiliate her. He knows what she has done. She know what she has done, but Jesus calls her to release the painful past that holds her back and calls her to move forward. He transform her from her past.
March 16, 2014: The Transformation– “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Can we put our name there: “This is my beloved daughter, with whom I am well pleased; listen to her.” Not yet. We still have work to do to become who God is calling us to be, and each Lent gives us the opportunity to transform ourselves for life.
March 9, 2014: Tempted By the Devil– Forty days Jesus spent dealing with the Devil, listening to God, praying for us.