Monday, August 06, 2007

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

And it came to pass about eight days after these words, that he took Peter, and James, and John, and went up into a mountain to pray. And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and glittering. And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and Elias,
Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should accomplish in Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, that as they were departing from him, Peter saith to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias; not knowing what he said. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them; and they were afraid, when they entered into the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son; hear him.
And whilst the voice was uttered, Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace, and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen.

Luke 9:28-36


Dear Father how they must have felt when they saw Jesus with two others from heaven. But to have seen the change in his countenance and the color of his garments to became brilliantly white. That alone is purity. Now we know why white is so appealing to the eye. It relates to the soul how we should be. When Jesus was in your presence he changed, just as we change too when you touch us. Our faces glow with love for you, our soul is joyous and from that alone we shine from within. But as Jesus was transfigured in your presence we too will be when we encounter you in Adoration and let your love come into our hearts. That each time we receive your Son we receive you when we partake of the Eucharist. May my encounter with you be a transfiguration in my life where I give my heart and soul to you as your Son has done for us all.

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