Posted by: livingscripture | February 18, 2017

Sixth Saturday of Ordinary Time


WORD of the DAY

As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.  So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant. (Mark 9: 9-10)

How shall I live this Word?transfiguration

This week ends with the Transfiguration.  The apostles have experienced Jesus in many ways.  Peter recognized Him as Christ.  The difficulty was thinking of this Christ not only as a man sent by God, but as the Son of God come to accomplish the very revelation of God and save humanity.  On Mount Tabor, the three preferred apostles see Jesus between Moses and Elijah; they hear the voice of God that confirms that He is the well-beloved Son.

It is a mystical experience, one of transcendence they did not expect.  It was a possibility reserved for them alone to touch the divinity of Jesus.  It is a key of interpretation that will help us to penetrate the mystery of the resurrection.  What they will not see at the resurrection, they have here in anticipation, in the transfiguration.  It is to access the mystery and make it a proclamation.

Lord, we believe also by relying on the experience and faith of Peter, James, and John.  Help us to contemplate the account of the transfiguration so that its beauty can transform our existence, or rather, orient our vision to recognize Your existence, Your life.

The voice of a Philosopher

Love?  It means offering one’s life for another, all, up to the flesh of one’s soul, and to the flesh of the days that do not count, outside the transfiguration bring yourself to the Other.





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