Thursday, Aug 06, 2020
FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
Shining like the sun
The story of Jesus’ Transfiguration is important enough to be part of Matthew, Mark, and Luke's gospels, and the Feast of the Transfiguration has been celebrated since the ninth century and officially on the Roman Catholic calendar since the mid-15th century. This emphasis points toward our deep human longing for transcendence, for a glimpse of divine light such as that experienced by Peter, James, and John. What can you do today to open yourself up to Jesus’ light? Perhaps pray for the gift of perception, of receptivity to God’s presence.
TODAY'S READINGS: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 (614). “And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.”