Transfiguration of Jesus
"And be not conformed to this world; but be reformed
in the newness of your mind,
that you may prove what is the good,
and the acceptable, and the perfect will of God."
The Transfiguration of Jesus is such an important Biblical event that three out of
four Gospels recount it's events.
Jesus choose to reveal His divine mission to Peter,
James and John.
He revealed Himself in all His glory that was to come after His suffering
Along side Jesus appeared Moses and Elijah. These two Old Testament
men are of great significance.
God gave the ten Commandments to the Isrealites through Moses.
Therefore Moses represents the Law.
Elijah, the greatest of the prophet represents all the Prophets.
Jesus is the Messiah as the voice of God the Father proclaims.
He is the fulfillment of the law and the long awaited savior
prophesied by the Old Testament Prophets.
The words of God and the significance of Moses, the Law, and Elijah, the Prophet confirmed
without a doubt that Jesus truly is the long awaited Messiah.
"And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: And he was transfigured before them.
And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.
And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.
And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt,
let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them.
And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased:
hear ye him.
And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid.
And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not.
And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus. And as they came
down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man,
till the Son of man be risen from the dead." -Matthew 17:1-9
And yet at this point, Peter clearly didn't fully understand Jesus' mission that
He must suffer and die for the sins of humankind.
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Let The Transfiguration Of Jesus
Help You Transform Your Life
"That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs,
according to hope of life everlasting."
You will only find true and lasting peace on the day you enter Heaven.
You were made for Heaven and that is where your soul longs to be.
Kind of like you are a refugee here in this world, this "valley of tears".
As St. Augustine says we are truly restless until we rest in Thee.
Meditating on the Transfiguration of Jesus should increase your desire for holiness
and your hope for Heaven.
You may find Heaven, the heart's deepest longing by Peter Kreeft particularly
helpful in grasping the concept of Catholic hope of heaven.
The Bible passages used for the Transfiguration of Jesus were taken from the timeless
Douay Rheims Catholic Bible
If you are looking for a more modern language version of the Transfiguration of Jesus, our recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
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