Saturday, February 18, 2006
How fortunate for the three apostles to be the one's to witness Jesus in transformation while in conversation with, of all heavenly beings, Elijah and Moses. But not only that to hear the very voice of God say, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” They have been truly blessed indeed. How truly blessed we are to also read of the accounts of their witnessing, for without them we would not understand the Divine nature of God. Where Jesus is transformed in the Eucharist on a daily basis to be with us until the end of time. Where, in a pure white Host he reveals himself to us, to show us the pure nature of his Divine Love, just as he showed Peter, James, and John that day on the mountain top. That is why James is able to relate to us the evil we do when we speak. He says, "Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze.The tongue is also a fire.It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on fire, itself set on fire by Gehenna." Not only that he goes on with, "But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.My brothers and sisters, this need not be so." How true these words are too. We do so much damage with what we say, and how truly hard it is to curb our tongue from making a viscious reply to another. When we truly listen to God's word it would not be so hard, to follow what he asks of us. When we follow his word, it seems as if a great weight is lifted, that all we do is for love of God and doing all to please Him. He gives us life, but for us to live this life well it must be lived with God at the first, then understanding of Jesus" transformation on the mountain top will be easy to understand and why he dwells with us in the Eucharist. God Bless you all with a smile in your heart.