March 13. Sunday Lent 2C. Transfiguration. As he was praying the appearance of his countenance was altered. Fr Sylvester wondered if South Africans live with fear more than other peoples.  Security is one of the biggest industries in the country. He explained to the congregation that the Transfiguration story, of Jesus being seen in a new glorious way, was giving courage to the disciples. It is always read during Lent because Jesus wanted to prepare his apostles for the time when he would be handed over to his enemies, suffer and be put to death.   We all have fears and anxieties that we bring and share with Jesus knowing that we can put our trust in him.  “I invite you to reflect on this issue of fear and courage and share with one another in your families.”              Reflect, share and act. Scripture:  Jesus took Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.  As he was praying the appearance of his countenance was altered and his clothing became dazzling white.  Moses and Elijah,  talked with him about his exodus. Peter said to Jesus, “Master it is well that we are here. Let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” A cloud came and overshadowed them and they were afraid. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen, listen to him!” Luke 9:28-36.   Pope Francis:  Our contemplations of the fulfilment yet to come allows us to put the historical journey we make as families in perspective. In this way we stop demanding of our interpersonal relationships a perfection which we will only encounter in the Kingdom to come. AL 325.  SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 7: My responsibility in ensuring the right to freedom and security of the person is upheld by not hurting, bullying or intimidating others or allowing others to do so and solving any conflict in a peaceful manner.  Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at