Mountains are important places in the Scriptures. Important encounters, events, take place on mountains and these encounters or events are often defining moments in the history and relationship between God and his people. Mountains are places where we learn about the salvation history – from Moriah to Sinai to Tabor and finally to the hill top of Golgotha.

Today’s Old Testament and Gospel reading take place on Mount Moriah and Mount Tabor. Both are important moments and reveal what kind of relationship we are being invited into by God.

Our lives are an experience of the mountains we hear about – Moriah, Tabor and Golgotha. Tabor, the Transfiguration, teaches us that God’s life, in Jesus, includes moments of consolation and moments of desolation. Consolation and desolation are necessary in our human experience and they flow to and from each other.  Darkness leads us to the light and the light strengthens us for the darkness.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18; Psalm 115; Romans 8:31-34 & Mark 9:2-10

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