It is 12th March 2017. We celebrate the second Sunday of the Lent. The readings are from Genesis 12:1-4; the second reading is from 2 Timothy 1:8-10; and the Gospel is from Matthew 17:1-9. The readings invite us to change inwardly and be in touch with our very true selves which would like to shine. The first reading calls us to show our commitment to God by the sacrifices we are willing to make. We are all called by God to trust God no matter what God wants us to sacrifice. Where there is love, there is always an extra room for sacrifice. People who love deeply never feel the sacrifice as a burden. In the second reading St. Paul reminds us that we will be given enough and more graces to face any hardships and sufferings for Christ. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.” (Ps.33:22). In the Gospel, we meet Christ in Transfiguration. Jesus reveals His divine nature to those who He chooses to reveal. We need to trust in God as the disciples did when God reveals himself in His Beloved Son Jesus. Every encounter with Jesus is the deep encouragement to live our Christian life authentically and meaningfully. We need to prepare ourselves to offer as much as sacrifices to be the partners in spreading the good news to everyone. May you have a day full of peace and blessing.