Gospel: Luke 9:28B‐36
Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
Based on the passage, the experience that Peter, John and James have shows a glimpse of the future, and what is to come of Jesus. However, God also shows the glory and what will happen after Jesus suffers. With God showing all of this, it shows the disciples bearing witness to this majestic scene, continuing to follow Jesus and believing in his word.
In short, God shows that although this task will have pain and suffering, He will, in the end, guide us to eternal glory. God has a plan for all, and he will always take care of us.
Patrick Aller, 16, St. Viator Parish, Las Vegas
- Being a Viatorian is important to me, because being able to spread the word of God and to live in his name is what God and Fr. Querbes would want us to do. Not only this, but living this lifestyle is what sets the path for others to follow and to live by God’s example. And throughout our journey of spreading God’s word, God will take care of us.
- During this Lenten Season, one thing I wish to do in order to grow closer to God is to commit more to prayer and reflection. Prayer is a vital necessity in everyone’s faith life, and yet prayer can always be worked on. In a way, prayer is how one can talk to God, and the more one can talk to God and to be able to do it effectively, this is what will lead to a better relationship.