Mon 6 Aug, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Matthew, Transfiguration of the Lord
Today we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord!
“Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John, his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!’ And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, ‘Arise, and do not be afraid.’ When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” (Matthew 17:1-8)
The response to the Canticle of Zechariah we sang, “In the brightness of the splendor of the Son of Man the prophets spoke of his passage; and in heaven a voice glorified him: ‘This is my Son, abide in his light.’”
Today we get a glimpse of the glory of God as Christ’s transfiguration is revealed to his chosen few. This good news, however, was not to be kept silent but to be shared to the ends of the world. It is the greatest news that anyone can share. Let us too be prophets of the good news, that Christ is the Savior and his fidelity to God’s covenant will open the gates of heaven for us.
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