“And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.”
The Transfiguration serves as a powerful revelation of Jesus’ divine nature and his close relationship with God, the Father.
We may never experience anything as powerful as the Transfiguration. But every day in countless and seemingly small ways God breaks into our world.
As we reflect on this passage, we are reminded of the importance of seeking ‘moments’ of transfiguration in our own lives. Recognising the times of spiritual revelation and deeper understanding of God’s presence.
Every time we experience a moment of peace, joy, reconciliation or forgiveness, God is with us. And, every time that we reach out to help another person is also a moment of transfiguration both for ourselves and for those we help.
But the gospel tells us that we must also come down from the mountain – a reminder of the transient nature of extraordinary spiritual experiences,
As the disciples came down from the mountain, they returned to their ordinary, everyday lives. It reminds us that while we may have powerful spiritual experiences, we must also live out our faith in the ordinary aspects of life.