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20180225 - Second Sunday of Lent

posted Feb 19, 2018, 9:07 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 6:59 AM ]

Gospel of Mark 9:2-10

Jerico's Reflection

The gospel talks about how Jesus journeys with a group of his most trusted friends up a mountain and he is transfigured (transformed). When I hear the word transformation and how Jesus was transformed, I think about my own transformation.

The way I grew up, I couldn't have done it alone. I am the person who I am today because of those who I have journeyed with. Just like how Jesus had his friends with him when He was transformed, I was blessed to have people in my life that I call companions on the journey. They have helped me see what life is like and have taught me lessons that no book can ever teach me. I have had people who have held my hand, offered a shoulder for me to cry on, and have given me so much support that I feel that it is my turn to do that same thing.

Transformation happens for me everyday. I'm not trying to say that I change everyday, but I am transformed by what I experience. My life experiences and the people I encounter each day help me see life with a different lens.

As a teacher and coach, I also blessed to see the transformation within my students and athletes. I love seeing young people be inspired and to move in a direction that helps them reach their full potential. Its that look that they give to tel me that they get "it". There is a fire burning within their soul and you can see it in their eyes.

That fire within is the burning love of God! It shows his wanting to be close to each of us and provides us that light to shine in the darkness and to lead a path for others to be inspired.

Transformation is cycle. We each can inspire others and each of those people can inspire other people and it continues going. God light shines and our transformation only helps us grows closer to Him and it moves from person to person.

My question for you is this, who are the people that have helped us transform? and why do you believe God chose for you to transform you in that way that you did.