Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Transfiguration

“Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. He was transfigured before their very eyes. His face became as dazzling as the sun, his clothes bright as light.  Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.” – Matthew 17.1-3

I always love this part of the Transfiguration story as it provides such a vivid image of what was happening that day.  To think that Jesus took Peter, James, and John up the mountain to be part of an experience that had to be life changing for them.  They had a glimpse of Jesus in glory, his divinity shining through his humanity.   They are overcome with fear and awe and they fall to the ground.  Words fail but faith prevails.  They are empowered by this experience for the mission that was ahead of them.  May we have the faith of the early disciples in our daily living as we seek to be inspired by such an overwhelming event. 

Pat Schifini, OSU

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