May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Transfiguration

Learn more about the Transfiguration of the Lord: https://www.thoughtco.com/transfiguration-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-542484

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080617.cfm

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Slowly they are learning who Jesus is. This much have given them much to ponder and consider. For them to see their revered ancestors was a great shock, but to hear God speak must have been terrifying. But once again, Jesus tells them, and us, “do not be afraid”. They feared what they did not understand. We do the same thing. If we know Jesus, we will not be afraid. Learn from Him, learn of Him and come to Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you transfigured me and my heart. You changed me and brought me to a place of peace, joy and glory. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise, Amen.

The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

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