THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
1st Reading: Daniel 7:9-10.13-14: His robe was white as snow.
Resp. Psalm 97: The Lord is king most high above all the earth.
2nd Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-19: We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven.
Gospel: Mark 9:2-10: This is my beloved Son.
There are four miracles of Christ that are of great importance. They include the following ; the Incarnation, the Transfiguration , the Eucharist and the Resurrection. These serves as pillars of our faith in Jesus Christ. They are miracles that revealed his divine nature. The first that is, the incarnation paved way for other miracles to be performed. Today we celebrate one of these important milestones of our faith, that is, the Transfiguration of our Lord. This event happened when the Christ took some of his disciples i.é, Peter, James and John up the mountain and before their presence he was transfigured and his clothes became dazzling white.
At Transfiguration , the Lord demonstrated his divine power and revealed his glory; the glory he had before the foundation of the world. Christ showed his divine nature to his disciples in order to strengthen their faith so that during his passion they will remember that He is God and all that he has said will be fulfilled. That is why Peter would say,”We know He is Messiah and will reign as Messiah because we saw His physical glory’ .The revelation and miracles of God in our lives is for us to have a firm foundation as true disciples in our faith journey. Our faith in God strengthens us and help us to become closer to God.
Remember, “A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul’.
Whatever task you have at hand give faith a chance. Pray for guidance with your concern and the Lord will renew your strength and spirit.