"But Jesus came up and touched them."Matthew 17:1-9
In the Gospel for this second week of Lent, Jesus chose his inner core of Peter, James and John to witness his transfiguration. Moses (the Law) and Elijah (the Prophets) met with Jesus and spoke with him, very likely about his impending road to Calvary. As they were still speaking, a cloud covered them and they heard a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him."
The 3 disciples fell down on their faces in fear. And what did Jesus do? He touched them. As often as he could, Jesus communicates his kindness and compassion through touching.
We live in a technology driven world where we touch our electronic devices more than our loved ones. When was the last time you held your loved ones hands or hugged them? When was the last time you had a heart to heart talk with your partner?
In this season of Lent, make an extra effort to make yourself available for them by switching off that tablet, laptop or television. May God continue to bring you closer to your loved ones in this season of Lent.