"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Listen to Jesus

        Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  The Gospel reading is from Matthew 17:1-9.  When Jesus was transfigured, his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white like light ~ this was even more stunning than his walking on water.  (Then everything about Jesus was extraordinary.)  Moses and Elijah appeared to converse with him.  Peters, James, and John who were with him were obviously dumbfounded and Peter blabbed that he would make three tents there, one for Jesus, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.  Really, what else can you say when you witness such a glorious sight?  Then a voice came from a bright, overhead cloud, saying: "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."  Yes, we should pay attention to the command "listen to him,"  as it is logical, sensible, and wise for us to obey, unless you don't believe that the transfigured Jesus is the Lord. 

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