Year A- Second Sunday of Lent
1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI had told my apostles about the sufferings and humiliations which I was going to undertake as part of my mission to save the world. Peter was outraged with the Jews and wanted to protect me but I strongly forbade him because whatever I did was always in accordance with the Will of my Heavenly Father. The other apostles did not fully understand my words, since they could not imagine that something as tragic as my predicted death could occur.
They had seen my miracles, they knew who I was. My remaining days on earth were few and I wanted to impress upon them the knowledge of my divinity.
And it was so disposed by the Divine Will that on that night when my three favorite apostles Peter, John and James came with me to the mountain for prayers, I became transfigured before them. They had the opportunity to look at my divine countenance illuminated by the dazzling light of my being, my entire body radiated light, now they really understood that I was “the light of the world, the sun of justice”. To testify of my spiritual connection with the past I was seen with Moses and Elijah. To make this a testimony of God, my Heavenly Father was heard saying "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"
No greater consolation could my apostles have in their lifetime, it was a joy that brought renewed courage, enthusiasm and faith to their hearts, which soon would be torn with sorrow for my imminent passion and death.
During the time of the transfiguration Peter said, Lord, it is good for us to be here. And I assure you: it is really good for anyone to come into my Presence and experience the light of my being. It is most rewarding to the soul to seek moments of solitude and prayer in which I come to radiate my light, to give consolation, to strengthen the faith and to share my divinity.
Although you may not see me physically as they apostles did, let me assure you that you are never alone when you pray, I am always ready to listen. The rewards of believing the word of God are beyond your understanding, so there is no time to lose, follow my Father’s advise: “Listen to me!”
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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