The Transfiguration gives the apostles a glimpse of the glory of God, a glimpse of what they have to grasp as they walk with the man who is the son of God. While we also see that glory, it also reminds us of the depth of what Jesus did when he became man and when he died on the cross.
In the first reading, Daniel describes a remarkably similar vision of power and majesty for the son of God. In the second reading, Peter tells us that he is not just repeating myths of glory and majesty: He saw the glory and majesty as an eyewitness. We may not be on that mountaintop, but we can believe. Peter tell us: “You will do well to be attentive to it,
That’s my prayer for today. I want to be attentive to Jesus as the son of God. When I am in a dark place, I want to open my heart to see the lamp shining, the day dawning and the morning star rising.
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