Readings are a call to walk by faith, not by sight
by Renae Bauer
The word “blinding” comes to mind as I read Sunday’s First Reading and Gospel. The first recounts Abraham’s blind faith in God to the point of Abraham nearly sacrificing his son, Isaac. The Gospel takes us to the scene of the Transfiguration where Jesus’ clothes become “dazzling” or blinding white. Together, the readings cause me to think about how I see my faith journey.
- Do I trust God completely especially when I can't see or understand what's going on?
- Do I recognize Jesus for who He is?
- Where or how can I “shine the light” of faith, justice and peace during Lent?
I really like this visual image for the Transfiguration - a good portrayal of the blinding light! Thank you for your questions for reflection. Very fitting.