Sometimes I like to sit in a mall and just watch people walk by. I try to read their body language, identifying issues reflected in their posture, fitness and attire. Some people have a spring in their walk, others slouch and some just cruise by. Some faces are smiling, others expressionless and some marked with sadness.
The body is indeed a metaphor for the spiritual life. Jesus transfigured in prayer, radiates holiness and beauty. So brilliant is the scene in today’s gospel that a cloud offers refuge to Peter, James and John and from the cloud they hear a voice say: “This is my Chosen Son; listen to him.” In obeying the commandments we will share in Jesus’ glory and our faces will be radiant and our bodies will shine the light of the Lord. Wouldn’t it be nice if our bodies radiated holiness and beauty? During Lent let each one of us allow our body to talk – and let it express the greatness of God. Peace.
P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May we all have the same missionary spirit of this great saint. And don’t forget to “GO GREEN.