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

Transfiguration

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

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080618.cfm

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified. Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them.

As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant.

They were given a vision that no human had seen before – Moses and Elijah conversing with Jesus. The long dead with the living. Then the voice of God telling them who Jesus is. They were speechless of course, but what a gift they received. And then they were told to not talk about it! They were so confused and who can blame them. But viewing this from 2,000 years out, we see what a gift this was, a foretaste of heaven. We get this every time we go to Mass, every time we receive the body and blood of Christ. How often do you take advantage of the gift that Our Lord has given to us? When you do, you should be awed and amazed by what has happened on the altar. Are you?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your gift of your Son is a treasure that cannot be duplicated or replaced. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise, Amen!

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

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