The transfiguration of Jesus marks the second time that God called Jesus “my beloved son.” According to Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, if God says something twice, we need to listen. Based on the readings for Sunday, March 8, 2020.
When I taught high school, I tried to repeat information that was especially important. So, if God says something twice– then it’s really worth listening to.
Hi, I’m Fr Joe Laramie, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
If it’s worth saying once, it’s worth saying twice.
Here’s what God the Father says twice to His Son, Jesus: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” We heard this exact same phrase a few weeks ago at the Baptism of Jesus. This phrase is meant to echo in our minds and hearts.
We can’t hear it too often. And, in our baptism, we are drawn into the life of Christ. That’s right, his Father is our Father through baptism. In the Church, His mother Mary is our mother, too.
In that sense, we can even hear these words addressed to us: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” Or “This is my beloved Daughter, with whom I am well pleased.”
Let’s hear and ponder these words not just once, or twice, but over and over again.