Today we celebrate the FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD, this day’s reading from Mark 9:2-10.
This story is retold in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) and each offers us a different perspective, a different witnesses’ view so to speak.
Over at the National Catholic Register, you can find a good article by Jimmy Akin from 2013 – 10 Things You Need to Know about the Transfiguration
His column comes out of the story’s inclusion in the readings of Advent for that year where he concludes his message with this important reminder:
“They (special events in the Gospels- Rachel) may have been meant only as momentary glimpses of the joy of heaven to sustain us as we face the challenges of this life, to help strengthen us on the road that will–ultimately–bring us into the infinite and endless joy of heaven.”
That truth is something I need to remember each and every day, because each and every day I want/demand a miracle. I want to see something amazing as proof that God loves me, remembers me.
But, I should be drawing strength and joy from the miracles visible each day – Eucharist at Daily Mass, a husband who heads to work each day at 6:00 a.m., children who went to Mass with me today (without any grumbling) and the promise of a heavenly home!
In other words, there are miracles all around me, ways God is showing me His love even without the arrival of Moses and Elijah. Remembering that truth, it seems my attitude might need some transfiguring!