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Read Matthew 17:1-9

Read Matthew 17:1-9

Six days later Jesus took with him Peter and the brothers James and John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. 2As they looked on, a change came over Jesus: his face was shining like the sun, and his clothes were dazzling white. 3Then the three disciples saw Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus. 4So Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “Lord, how good it is that we are here! If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5 While he was talking, a shining cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased—listen to him!”
6 When the disciples heard the voice, they were so terrified that they threw themselves face downwards on the ground. 7Jesus came to them and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid!” 8So they looked up and saw no one there but Jesus.
9 As they came down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Don’t tell anyone about this vision you have seen until the Son of Man has been raised from death.”


This coming Sunday is ‘Transfiguration Sunday’ a day in the life of the disciples in which Jesus was miraculously revealed to be who he said he was. Imagine the awe that came over the disciples when they saw Jesus praying.


Spend some time imagining what it might have been like for the disciples to see what happened to Jesus in that moment of transfiguration.  Pray that God would give us the grace to also see Jesus for who he is.

2 17.1–5: 2 P 1:17, 18
3 17.1–5: 2 P 1:17, 18
4 17.1–5: 2 P 1:17, 18
17.5 a: Gn 22:2; Ps 2:7; Is 42:1; Mt 3:17; 12,18; Mk 1:11; Lk 3:22
17.5 b: Dt 18:15
17.1–5: 2 P 1:17, 18

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