transfiguration

3 Invitations from the Transfiguration

detail of abstract painting of the transfiguration - light

Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ reflects on the transfiguration, and sees in it three invitations for us.  How might we accept them? Reflection Surprisingly today the gospel reading (Luke 9:28-36) tells the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain, a contrast to the story of last week, that of the temptations of Jesus in the desert. The transfiguration was a moment of consolation and affirmation for Jesus in contrast to the desert experience with its moments of desolation and temptation. Jesus is said to have appeared in glory – he was radiant; perhaps thinking of newlyweds or a mother with a new baby may give us an inkling of radiance;

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