The Transfiguration

Today is the feast of the Transfiguration.As the time for the passion and death of Jesus approached, he took Peter, James and John with him up a mountain.There he is transfigured; his clothes become dazzlingly white and Moses and Elijah appear and talk with him.Jesus fulfils the Law (represented by Moses) and the prophets (represented by Elijah).The apostles wanted to hold on to this amazing experience. A cloud covered them in shadow and they were terrified.The Father spoke and said:‘This is my Son, the chosen one, listen to him’.They look up and see only Jesus.They are reassured before the scandal and confusion of Jesus’s passion and death that Jesus is truly the Son of God.Like the apostles, we would like to hold on to the highs of life. However, life is not always like that. Like Jesus, we have our own passion and death.In whatever life throws at us, Jesus is there as Our Way, Our Truth, Our Life.We also share in his hope and resurrection surrounded by love …

 

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