“…and His face shone like the sun.”
What the Apostles witnessed on Tabor was the Glory of God reflected in the Face of Jesus. The Introit of today’s Mass told us, it was a resplendent cloud that revealed the Holy Spirit Who announced: “This is My Beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased.”
The Glory revealed to us every day at the Consecration of the Mass reveals to us a life we are destined to live if we configuration ourselves the vision before us.
Casting off anything that would make us unworthy of the relationship we have with the Infinite God. This is never easy because pride, arrogance and deceit will hide the true Face of God from us.
Today’s readings remind us that we too ‘possess the prophetic message of being God’s beloved Sons. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Think then as I raise the Body and Blood of Jesus above my head for your adoration, “Jesus gazes back at us with a luminous look of love that makes us desire to live His transparent beauty – to be luminaries. Silently from Mount Tabor’s splendor, the Savior begs: “Become what you behold.” (Magnificat, p.81)