For today, I am using the scriptural readings for the second Sunday of Lent in which Peter says to The Lord, “Master, it is good that we are here.”  [Luke 9:33]

This was occasioned by Jesus taking Peter, James and John up on the mountain where a great cloud descended on them and a voice came out of the heavens proclaiming “This is my Son; listen to Him.”

Impulsive Peter says, probably without thinking, “Lord, it is good that we are here.  Let me build three tents here, one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”  I suspect we would say something similar since even we know there is nothing quite like living in the presence of our God and feeling His presence with us.  That should be our goal today.  I will try to be mindful of the presence of God throughout this 24-hour period and experience His joy and peace.

Prayer:  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?  The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?  One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek, to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.  Amen.

These thoughts offered by Brother Richard Hittle, S.J., a grateful 1980 graduate of Guest House and an employee since 2004.