Preparing for Women’s Day Rayhab suggested a special awareness. “Some gender topics are challenging from a negative point of view; we are well aware of oppression, exploitation and abuse, but there is also a positive challenge, for commitment in gender relationships. This doesn’t happen naturally and needs a lot of hard work.“ Tracy, one of the group shared, Today’s feastday, the Transfiguration, is one of my favourites. The three apostles chosen by Jesus to witness his transfigured self were overcome with wonder and exclaimed. ‘Lord it is good for us to be here.’ That is my hope and dream for all relationships.”
Jesus was transfigured before them and his face shone like the un and his garments became white as light. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord it is well that we are here.” Matt 17:1b-9.
Pope Francis: Erotic love must be seen as a gift from God that enriches the relationship of the spouses, revealing the marvels of which the human heart is capable. AL 152