On this feast of the Transfiguration, we are invited to step aside from the busyness of our daily life so that God can make himself known to us. As we listen to God, through Scripture and by being fully present to our daily experiences, our lives will be transformed.
In the Gospel, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain and reveals himself as the Universal Christ. He is transfigured as they look on. Although he counsels his disciples not to tell anyone what they saw, it is through following Christ that his followers are transformed with the same power and light. The prophet Daniel in the First Reading describes a vision of the same eternal Universal Christ being shown to the nations by God in all his glory. A similar vision of Christ’s kingship and sovereignty of all the earth is proclaimed throughout today’s Psalm.
Peter tells us to listen to the teachings of prophets like Daniel who foretold the coming of Christ. He would be like a light for our lives, guiding us through darkness (Second Reading). We are called to listen to Christ and to deepen our relationship with him. Are there people who need you to reveal God’s transforming love to them? Let us pray for them and for ourselves, that we may all be drawn deeper into the wonder of that love.

Excerpt from Gospel Reflections based on Prego by St Bueno's Outreach in Diocese of Wrexham available at

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