“a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.”
I don’t often think about Jesus. And it feels like a like a long since I’ve sat and thought about the things He did when He was on earth.
When it comes to personal prayer and reflection, I always find myself talking to God, asking for His guidance, filling Him in on my worries and concerns, and thanking Him for the good things in my life. I don’t feel the need to acknowledge Jesus, or even be conscious of addressing the different contexts – God and Jesus.
Then a cloud over-shadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”
In preparing for Easter however, it is quite hard not to think about Jesus, when it is all about the sacrifice He made for us. In the transfiguration story, directly in front of Peter, James and John, Jesus is glorified with realms of bright white light! God speaks and we are clearly told to listen to “my Son”, God’s son… Jesus…
It is a reminder for me to read the stories, reflect on their meaning, learn from them, and be more like Jesus, more like God’s child, in my daily activities, with everything I say and do. And by doing this, like the transfiguration, I can continue to change. Of course, not as dramatically, but consciously and faithfully with commitment and love.