Gospel for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord—Matthew 17:1-9
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.”
How would you have felt if you were Peter, James and John during this event?
Imagine Jesus showing Himself to you sometime today. Yes, just imagine it!!
Be on the alert today for that to happen, either in a quiet a moment, an incident in traffic or time with family and friends.
Heritage word—“The vital energy behind the apostolic activity of the Church is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit made the “dry bones” of the apostles come to life . . .”
(Sister Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)