Transforming the World
In the first reading today we hear the call of Abram (Abraham). Israel, represented by Abraham, was chosen to play a decisive role in God’s plan of salvation. God too has called us, each in different ways. Although our call may not have been as dramatic as the call of Abraham or others whom we read about in the Bible, it is still our call. And because of our call we play an important role in God’s plan. We become his instruments who help transform the world. In the Gospel Jesus’ transfiguration is a vision of future glory, one which helped bring courage and strength to the apostles as they responded to their call to transform the world. During these days of Lent may each of us be inwardly transformed by God’s presence, and may that transformation have a positive impact on the world around us. Peace.