Saturday, May 17, 2008
"Listen to him"
The Gospel is Mark's account of the Transfiguration. I love this mystery. Jesus took his three friends, Peter, James, and John, and "led them up a high mountain apart by themselves." He was transfigured before them. That is hard to describe, but we are told that his clothes became dazzling white. All the Gospels tell us about how Jesus conversed with Moses and Elijah who appeared with him on the mountain. Peter is terrified but says to Jesus, "It is good for us to be here!" Then a cloud comes and from the cloud a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
And then they "no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them."
We are to listen to Jesus, the "beloved Son"; it is good for us to contemplate this moment when his three friends are given a glimpse of his divinity.
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Blessed Trinity. This morning I prayed over 1 Cor 3:16 -
"Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"