THEME: THE GLORY OF HUMANITY
(Genesis 12:1-4; Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9)
Today we reflect on one important aspect of our faith and our lives; the glory of the Resurrection. Just as we continue our Lenten observances in preparation of the Paschal Mysteries. Christ demonstrated before his disciples what our human body is destined for, and what humanity is capable of. Our lives here on earth is for a moment, a moment will come when in a flash and at a trumpet call, we all will at once be transfigured into what Christ was on the high mountain (Mount Tabor), dazzling as the sun and radiant as light” (Mtt. 17:2).
The Transfiguration is a feast of encouragement; it is a hope of what is to come. Peter filled with excitement at his taste of the life in God’s glory, never wanted the vision to end. Thus, he asked if he could build three dwellings, one for Jesus, one for Moses and the other for Elijah. We are encouraged by the Lord’s transfiguration to be patient in the midst of trouble, for it radiates hope in the ultimate victory of the good. “Listen to by beloved Son,” says our heavenly Father; and Jesus is saying to us, as he says to his disciples, “Rise and have no fear”.
The glory, at which humanity will finally arrive, promised by Christ’s transfiguration, is already possessed by us through baptism. “For all believers, life is not ended, but transformed”. Christians who believe that they possess an immortal diamond will smile through trials and tribulations for they know that what sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Don’t forget that in the midst of winter there is an invincible summer. “Christ has robbed death of its power and has brought life and immortality” (2 Timothy 1:10).
ENJOY THIS JOKE:
A woman walked into a bank, asked the cashier to cash a cheque for her. As required, according to the policy of the company, the cashier asked for her identification. The woman gasped! After a moment, finally the woman managed to say, “But Jonathan, I am your mother”!