Today is not Palm Sunday, so why is this Gospel being read on the “wrong” day? John’s approach to the narrating of Jesus’ life story is different, and he wants us to see the shadow of the cross looming over all of his ministry. The cleansing of erroneous elements from the Temple has relevance for us as we consider our own lives and faith this Lent.
The Transfiguration of Jesus stands between the manifestation of his glory at Epiphany, and the very different revelation of his glory on the cross. As such, it has an importance which is often overlooked, which os to our loss.