Thursday, March 09, 2017
by Sister Madonna Swintkoske
“Lord, it is good that we are here.”
This Gospel reading brings back memories of my first day in the convent. On the bulletin board were the words, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.” I thought it should say, “Lord, is it good for us to be here?”
Maybe it was part of me that didn’t want to change. Lent is an opportunity for us to change our lives –- to be transformed. Change is not easy. It costs.
The event in today’s Gospel happened just prior to Jesus’ passion and death. Jesus was helping the Apostles to see what the outcome would be after all of the suffering they and Jesus were about to face in Jerusalem. Suffering involves movement toward one form or another of transformation. In time, after the Apostles' suffering they would experience the glory of the Lord.
This Lent, let’s keep in mind the outcome presented to us in the Gospel –- the glory of the Lord. Let us continue to look up and see Jesus and listen to Him as we continue our journey of Lent.
3110 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7212