Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Transfiguration

My Dear People,

The Transfiguration is a central event that precedes the death of Jesus on Calvary. The scandal of the Holy Cross would have been too much for the Holy Apostles had not they received the grace to see Our Lord "transfigured". It was a sneak preview of Jesus' Resurrection and Ascension.
"His clothes became dazzling white, such as no bleacher could bleach them." God the Father went on to repeat His message that He gave at Jesus' Baptism... "This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him!"

Jesus was completing His three year mission. What was begun in the Jordan River was completed at the Transfiguration. Jesus forbade the Holy Apostles to discuss the event until after the Resurrection. At that time, they did not understand "what to rise from dead" meant. They then treasured this event in their hearts.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

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