Sunday, February 24, 2013
Anything Can Happen
This Sunday's gospel reading was about the Transfiguration. Peter and John and James went with Jesus to the mountain. They saw this transfiguration and yet, they still did not seem to know who Jesus was. Or they did not want to know.
Ever live in denial of what is right in front of your face?
And they kept quiet too. They told no one. Can you imagine if we saw Jesus in all his glory? Would we keep quiet? It is an interesting question for us to ask ourselves.
And would we recognize Jesus if we saw Him? Do we really know Him?
I was listening to a talk by Jeff Cavins and he said that the disciples lived and ate and walked with Jesus and yet they did not know who he was. And his thought was, no wonder we need a pope. No wonder we need a Peter who will listen to the Holy Spirit and tell us who Jesus is.
It is good that we are here, Peter said. Yes, Peter. It is good that we are here. The Holy Spirit is alive and active in our Church. He is surely alive and active in the person who sits in the Chair of St. Peter. If we ever doubted before today, we should not doubt now.
Nothing is impossible with God. He is still full of surprises. He is still showing us that anything can happen on any given day.
We should probably pay attention. Stay awake. Listen.
We do not know the hour.