In her poem, "I Will Remain With You", St. Edith Stein writes, "You reign on the Almighty’s throne also in transfigured human form, ever since the completion of your work on earth."
St. John of the Cross offers a commentary on our Sunday Gospel in The Ascent of Mount Carmel when he discusses "the vanity of rejoicing over riches, titles, status, positions," etc. "If people were better servants of God by being richer, they would be obliged to rejoice in riches."
All those who have confessed the Child have entered the kingdom of God
Edith writes about faith in Christ as a source of joy and hope
O, true Lord and my King! I'm still not ready for suffering
Isn't all this talk of repentance and sins meant for Lent?