It is 6th August 2018. We celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The readings are from Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; the second reading is 2 Peter 1:16-19; and the Gospel from Mark 9:2-10. The stress and the importance we offer for the historical Jesus is as significant as we gaze at His divinity. The feast offers us the opportunity to visualize and believe that Jesus is God who revealed himself to those chosen ones who are so close to Him. We all deserve such vision of glory of Christ Jesus in our faith development. We all need to have the peak moment and the mountain experience with the Lord where we not only have the vision of being the company of the saints and the prophets. We are those chosen and the elect to have the vision of Christ whenever we truly listen to Him. The prophet Daniel describes the glory of God in the courtyard of Heaven. The passage clearly mentions the presence of Son of God clothed in white robes. It is also a reminder for us that we shall be transfigured one day when we begin living with God and when God is pleased with the life we have lived. The responsorial Psalm praises, “The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.” (Ps.97:1a). In the second, St. Peter asserts that He and his chosen companions were the witnesses of the voice of God that applauded the identity of Jesus as God’s Son and we will all have the privilege to witness the light of Christ in our hearts and lives too. “We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.” (2 Pet.1:18). The Gospel describes in details the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount Tabour. This vision is marked for those who have the purity of heart and meticulous perfection in following the Lord. Listening to God’s voices needs familiarity with Jesus, and faith in Jesus. God speaks to us to listen to God’s Son. The completion of prophecy and law seen in Jesus by the very presence of Moses and Elijah. The peak experience is indeed possible who are faithful to the Lord in our daily quest of encountering Jesus. May you have a good day.

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