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Pope Francis: The Transfiguration encourages us to follow the Lord’s light with love

March 5, 2023 / 8:03 am

Before the angelic prayer on this 2nd Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis explained the Transfiguration of the Lord to bring all the faithful to the light of God to others with concrete acts of love and service.

In front of some 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, on a sunny afternoon in the Vatican, the Holy Father shone in the Gospel of the Transfiguration of Jesus, on the occasion of which the disciples Peter James and John “saw the light of holiness.” Let God shine in the face and in the clothing of Jesus, the perfect image of the Father.

“The majesty of God is revealed, the beauty of God, but God is love, and the disciples saw with their own eyes the beauty and splendor of divine love incarnate in Christ.” They had a taste of paradise!” Prominence.

The Holy Father explained that through this experience, Jesus was preparing the disciples to prepare for the Cross in Jerusalem, where “his face will be disfigured” and to remind them that “he is a light that leads the way, like a pillar.” fire for the people in the wilderness.

After confirming this experience “is also our path” that leads to Jesus, Francis indicated that “it is in his school that we learn to recognize his beauty in the face of the people who walk with us every day”.

“How many bright faces, how many smiles, how many wrinkles, how many tears and scars speak of love around us! Let us learn to recognize them and fill our hearts with them.

“Then let us set out to give the light that we have received to others as well, by concrete works of love, by immersing ourselves more generously in our daily work, by loving, serving and giving more readily and readily,” we are encouraged. Pope Francis

Then the Holy Father affirmed that “the contemplation of the wonders of God, the contemplation of the face of God, the face of the Lord, should push us to serve others.”

We can ask ourselves: do we know how to recognize the light of God’s love in our lives? Do you acknowledge it with joy and gratitude before the people who love us?

The Supreme Pontiff encouraged us to ask whether “we see around us the signs of this light that infuses our hearts and opens them to love and service?” Or do we prefer burning straws of idols, which alienate us and shut us in on ourselves? Great is the light of the Lord and the falsity and luster of idols. What do I prefer?

Finally, Pope Francis prayed that “Mary, who kept the light of her Son in her heart, even in the darkness of Calvary, may always accompany us on the journey of love.”

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