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Homily Connect: Mar. 8

Second Sunday in Lent

GEN 12:1-4a | 2TIM 1: 8b-10 | MT 17:1-9

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think Peter, James and John felt like in this passage?
  2. Describe your mountaintop or where you would like it to be.
  3. How often do you go there or would you go there?
  4. What have been or would be your challenges to going there and the benefits?
  5. What might have been one truth God revealed to you or could reveal to you on your mountaintop?

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Live Connected – Simple Ways to Keep the Message Alive During The Week

  • Put the Scripture passage in a place where it can be seen each day
  • Find and/or go to your perfect mountaintop often this Lent for encouragement and hope
  • Make note of how the TRUTH has revealed himself more fully

Attitude/Heart Change

To accept that I cannot fully see the TRUTH of who Jesus is in my life if I do not spend TIME with Him

Action/Life Change

To occasionally (or often) go to your own mountaintop of stillness and quiet where you can encounter the TRUTH and receive hope and encouragement

My Pilgrimage Story

Sr. Irene Zimmerman’s Book of Poems: Where God is at Home reminds us of another mountain and the prophet Elijah

The Prophet Elijah did not hear the voice of God in the wind, earthquake and fire but in a tiny
whispering sound

Scripture Focus

While he was still speaking, behold a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.

Encouraging Jesus as He Faces Jerusalem

Jesus needed a loving word from his Father as he faced his passion and death


Imagine yourself on the mountaintop, on your knees before Jesus…TRUTH REVEALED

What Would Your Thoughts and Prayers Be? Perhaps like this:

  • How beautiful and peaceful this place is. In the quiet, I can see the bigger picture.
  • I have a hardship, heartache, guilty conscience, am ashamed. I need a word of encouragement.
  • I am worn out some days and need quiet, stillness and hope. I do not want to miss your voice.
  • I need your encouragement now and always