Today the Church celebrates the Second Sunday of Lent. The assigned readings are Genesis 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31B-34 and Mark 9:2-10.
The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 116 (Psalm 116:10, 15-19).
For one version of the Responsorial Psalm set to music, please visit:
YouTube: Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 116) I will Walk Before the Lord in the Land of the Living, Feb 28, 2021
The Gospel reading is as follows:
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them.
As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant.
Reflections on these readings:
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sunday Reflections: Second Sunday of Lent February 28, 2021
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sundays Salesian: Second Sunday of Lent (February 28, 2021)
The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College: This Sunday, Our Unsafe God Demands Too Much (25 FEB 21)
Word on Fire: The Ordering of Love and the Awful Story of Abraham and Isaac (Cycle B * Lent * Week 2)
National Catholic Register: Sunday Guide: Transfiguration Sunday: Glory Is Found in Self-Sacrifice (25 FEB 21)
Spirituality of the Readings: Light from Light (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
In Exile: The Anatomy of Sacrifice (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
Glancing Thoughts: Sacrifice (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
The Perspective of Justice: A More Just Society (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
The Word Embodied: Being Put to the Test (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
Let the Scriptures Speak: Sign Language Spoken Here (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
Historical Cultural Context: Seeing God (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)
Thoughts from the Early Church: Commentary by John Justus Landsberg (Second Sunday of Lent - Year B)