Theme: Go and Proclaim: Let Our Changed Life Show the Glory of God

First Reading: 2 Kings 2: 1-11

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 50

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6

Gospel Reading: Mark 9: 2-9

Homily by Fr. Erel Villanueva

On this Sunday Homily at Saint Michael Kalibo, Fr. Erel reminds us to change from within. This Sunday’s Gospel reading is about the transfiguration – a foreshadowing that Christ will change everything through His death and resurrection. We are included in this and must prepare our hearts for these changes. A change that is from glory to glory. It is the Holy Spirit that sanctifies us, and is continually at work in our lives.

If we refuse to change, we will be put it circumstances that will change us. We must not wait for these circumstances or problems to approach before we change our lives for the better. Transfiguration means a change of the outside coming from the inside.

The change our lives need is the one that will make us to Christ- centered. As we approach the Season of Lent, we must take the time to pause and reflect to see what needs to be changed in our lives. We must take off our masks and present ourselves before the Lord.

In the Gospel, we see that the disciples are asleep when the Transfiguration happened. This should be a reminder to us that we should not be sleeping in our relationship with God. We must learn to die to ourselves, carry our cross, and live according to His grace.

God is dealing with us- sanctifying us from glory to glory in order for us to transform and be like Him in every aspect of our lives. This happens when we live in obedience to Him. We must obey the Lord’s commandments and follow the path that He has shown to us. When we hear Him, we must listen with an intention to obey Him. When we make a big decision, who do we follow? Do we obey God or do we obey what we want?

Let God change you from within. Only God can change us. He is at work in us. We are to remove our masks and present ourselves to Him, willing to be changed from glory to glory, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

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