Up On the Mountain

Readings for March 4, 2012, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • The first reading today is one of the most difficult in Scripture; we wonder how God could have asked Abraham to sacrifice his son in such a cruel, even barbaric way. How do you respond when you feel a disconnection with something you hear at Mass or read in Scripture?
  • The Gospel tells the story of the Transfiguration. When have you experienced a “mountain top moment” or a spiritual high point?
  • Peter, James, and John’s experience on the mountain was only the beginning. They needed to come down from the mountain, inwardly process what they had seen, and then live it out in the world. What challenges have you faced in translating your spiritual high points into your everyday life?