From Fr. Tom,
“I’ve been to the mountain top!” That famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. describes his vision of a world free from all prejudice and injustice, and all people regardless of color living together as one. The image of a mountain top is nothing new when talking about spiritual things. In scripture, mountains are often the place of an encounter with God or some spiritual awakening. The church sees it liturgically appropriate to present the story of Jesus’ transfiguration to us this second Sunday of Lent in order to give us a glimpse of our citizenship in heaven, provided we show Him we want it bad enough. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain. They, too, have been to the mountain top! Are we climbing up, too, or are we merely camped comfortably down below? God bless you.