Prayer in union with the Eucharist of Sunday 6 August 2023, Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
As Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus and World Assistant of CLC, invites us to do, I ask for the grace to pause and encounter the Lord in a new and enlightened way.
- In this passage from the Transfiguration, the disciples, Peter, James and John, represent all of us. The first invitation encourages us to give thanks for those moments of clarity when faith is simple and natural. I recall the moments of closeness to God that I experienced in CLC.
- The second invitation of the Gospel is to set out on a journey. To climb the mountain is to go to meet God. To set out is to uninstall. It means opening to encounter and reconciliation with oneself, the community and God. It means being willing to take risks to overcome obstacles. How does this resonate with me?
- The third invitation is to meet the Lord. It requires an inner silence, a silencing of my internal noise, to listen to the world and God in the world. I enter the silence to listen to what the Lord wants to say to me. Then I can enter a heart-to-heart dialogue with Christ.