On the Mount of the Transfiguration the three disciples were privileged to physically see the presence of God revealed in Jesus. Today his presence is more hidden, yet with eyes of faith it is more available than ever to each of us.
As members of his body, the Church, Jesus is present in Word and Sacrament, and especially when we are gathered to celebrate the Eucharist. He is also present in his creation, where the divine touch is interlaced with all things created - especially in humanity, created in God’s image and likeness. To his faithful promises to be present within them in a genuine relationship as a loving Father, a compassionate Saviour and an enabling Holy Spirit. Lent is a time to renew and strengthen this relationship through prayer, fasting and alms-giving.