The challenge is to learn “to live out of” these moments… keeping these moments alive in our hearts and minds allowing them to continually transfigure us more and more into the image and likeness of God. As we reach out to the poor and the marginalized, the immigrant and the refugee, we are transfigured by the experience as well. For in “the encounter of the other, we encounter God” and we are changed! As Jesus’ true identity shown forth on the side of that mountain, so may ours burst forth during this Lenten sojourn into the desert. What “transfiguration moments” have I recently experienced? Where have I seen the face of God reveled? Where is God calling me to this Lent?