Dear Parish Family,
This weekend in the Gospel of Matthew we hear about the Transfiguration. Jesus began to explain to the disciples that He needed to go to Jerusalem, where He would suffer and die, and then raised on the third day.
Jesus was preparing the disciples for what was going to happen in their lives also, even though they were not able to fully grasp it. The Transfiguration of Jesus gives his disciples a glimpse of his glory.
“Christ’s Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the ‘high mountain’ prepares for the ascent to Calvary.” (CCC 568) Jesus is constantly preparing us for what is in the days before us. It is also directed to us to increase our faith, hope and love for Him and to empower us in times of hardships and doubt.
We need to listen to Jesus and interpret our world through His teachings. How we understand ourselves, each other, the kingdom of God, and our mission in the world needs to come from paying close attention to Jesus.
“This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”
Peace be with you!