NASCAR Sunday

 

No. 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS

Today was the third race of the 2017 NASCAR Schedule.  Kasey Kahne drove his No. 5 Liftmaster Chevy SS and finished 12th.  Not the best finish he has had so far this year, but respectable.  So far he is off to a great start over the past two years.  This kid can drive so I just don’t understand why he has struggled so much.

Anyway, if you didn’t catch today’s race the end was priceless.  Kyle Busch, the driver of the 18 M&M’s Camry wrecked in the last lap after he tried to push Logano into the 2 car.  Logano countered with a move to forge ahead of Busch and Busch wrecked.  He lew off the handle at Joey Logano and tried to attack him after the race.  Joey’s team surrounded him and finally Kyle was subdued by officials and was escorted from the area.   Now, if you know anything about Kyle Busch, you know that he is notorious for wrecking people to secure a win.  It has never mattered who or when or where either.  Kasey has been left in his wake many times.  I just can’t muster any sympathy for Kyle Busch.

So, next week it’s Phoenix.  I’m hoping the 5 Team finishes better.

Second Sunday of Lent

LENT DAY 12
MATTHEW 17:1-9

The Transfiguration of Jesus.

1 a After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.*
2* b And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.
3* And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.
4Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents* here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5c While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,* then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
6* When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”
8And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
9d As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision* to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Reflection

Friends, today’s Gospel recounts the story of the Transfiguration. Here the glorified Jesus represents the fulfillment of the Old Testament revelation, symbolized by Moses, representing the law, and Elijah, representing the prophets.

Let’s look at the two basic divisions. God gave the Torah, the law, to his people, in order that they might become a priestly people, a holy nation, a people set apart, in the hopes that they would then function as a sort of magnet to the rest of the world. But the law didn’t take. From the very beginning, the people turned away from its dictates, and became as bad as the nations around them.

And then the prophets. Repeatedly we hear the call to be faithful to the Torah, to follow the ways of the Lord. The prophets constantly turn on Israel itself, reminding her of her own sinfulness. And then came Jesus, God and man. Jesus did what no hero of Judaism had ever done. He fulfilled the law, remained utterly obedient to the demands of the Father, even to the point of laying down his life. He brought the Torah and the prophets thereby to fulfillment.

Bishop Robert Barron


I thought I would share this with you today.