8/6/2022 Today’s Gospel Reading: Luke 9:28B-36
28B Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.
29 While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.
30 And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
32 Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
33 As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying.
34 While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
36 After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
8/6/2022 Today’s Gospel Reflection: Luke 9:28B-36
Jesus brought Peter, John and James to the mountain to pray. At the mountain top, heaven and earth met. The gospel reading above tells us that as Jesus was praying, His face was changed and His clothes became dazzling white. In other words, He became who He really is – the LIGHT of the world. Then, two men were with Him: Moses and Elijah. That is a manifestation that He is indeed the fulfillment of the Old Testament; that He is the embodiment of the Law and the Prophet. In a short while, the Apostles heard the Father spoke thus, “This is my chosen Son. Listen to Him.”
The story of the Transfiguration can be a story of our own transformation. When we pray intimately and listen to Jesus constantly, we can be uplifted to experience the glory of God. Like Peter, we can say it is really good to be in the presence of Jesus.