Transfiguration of the Lord : Sunday 6th August, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

“Transfiguration” – Faith: In today’s Gospel when Jesus was transfigured, Peter and James were “overcome with fear.”  However, Jesus assured them, “Do not be afraid.”  Ponder on, “God’s divinity and mystery is beyond our human comprehension.  However, Jesus invites us not to be afraid; but to trust in God’s Will and Ways.  What is our response to Jesus?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him.

Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’

When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, ‘Stand up, do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus. As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this order, ‘Tell no one about this vision until the Son of man has risen from the dead.’