Dylan for Lent. 2nd Sunday of Lent

Michele Somerville
3 min readMar 5, 2023

(Ye Christian Bigots Walkin’ Round With Your Heads Bowed Down !)

From Mar 13, 2022

“Transfiguration” (Raphael)

Gospel — Second Sunday of Lent (USSCB)

Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
“Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.

Lk 9:28b-36

Last year when I wrote about the Second Sunday of Lent, I focused upon the binding of Isaac, one of the most difficult and interesting texts in the Holy Bible, in my view, to find oneself writing about. This year I find my thoughts focused more on the Gospel for the second Sunday of Lent, the transfiguration of Jesus. As I have been rolling this somehow cinematic Gospel around in my thinking, with my poet’s eye trained on its images of darkness and whiteness, I have been thinking about the…



Michele Somerville

She/her. Poet, writer, teacher, hermeneut punk. Author: Glamourous Life, Rain Mountain Press, http://rainmountainpress.com/books-glamourous-life.html