The human being is intended by God to experience Glory. This is part of God’s salvific will for all of us. We are to be sharers in Divine Life and in Jesus Christ we see Divine Life lived humanly. The Transfiguration of Jesus in the presence of His most intimate disciples, Peter, James and John, is a revelation of the Glory that is in Him, experience in His humanity just a short time before His Passion and Death. It serves as a reminder that God is alive in us, present in our world and at the very core of our being. A glimpse of Glory is a source of strength that frees us to endure whatever happens in the world due to our limitations, whether caused by mere human weakness or by our choice of sin. God can accomplish in us more than we can ever ask or imagine.
As we continue our journey through Lent, we are invited to seek the Glory of God above all else. All our decisions and choices must put God first. When we come to realize all that we are considering more important than God, we must become humble and ask to see the world as God sees it.
The Transfiguration was an intimate moment of prayer for Jesus, as He meets Moses and Elijah to converse about what is going to happen to Him. He chose to share this moment with His closest disciples, knowing full well that they would not yet grasp its meaning. As they go down the mountain, after this truly “peak” experience, He tells them not to speak about it until after the Resurrection. Only then will understanding dawn on them. Much of our lives is like that. We only understand after we have lived what God offers.
May we open our hearts to accept the grace and the tastes of Glory that God gives to us through Jesus Christ. May our hearts be ready to respond to the Love that calls us to walk the journey to
Calvary with Jesus so that the world may
come to know the salvation that is ours through Him.